Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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molinillo (chocolate stirrer)
  • Mexico
  • molinillo (chocolate stirrer), late 1800s–1958
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 31 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 12 3/16 x 2 3/16 in
  • The Father Felix Nolte Collection from the Benedictine College Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6836

The wooden stirring implement has a cylindrical shaft. The bottom half of the stirrer flares and constricts. The flares are decorated with vertical lines. There are raised ridges between the segments. The bottom portion of the stirrer is spherical with a moving ring between the two halves. It is brown.