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molinillo (wooden chocolate whisk)
  • Mexico
  • molinillo (wooden chocolate whisk), 1900–1925
  • Where object was made: Mexico
  • wood, bone or ivory, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 30 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 11 3/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of James Frink and Mimi Kaplysh in memory of Margaret Frink
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0097

Long light brown wooden handle, dark brown strips at top and bottom, three loose separated rings. Lowest ring smallest, outside black with incised lines. Middle ring larger, outside black with incised lines. Third ring largest. Red base, black outside with incsied lines. Top isbrown, black and red with incised liens. Bone or ivory piece at base of handle. Fieve bone or ivory spacers separating top pieces. Six bone or ivory pieces on top of whisk.