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  • Other Name

    Pounder (English)

  • Description

    Penu. Coral pounder. This penu is made from putao (coral), ground and smooth to form a narrow neck and lug at its top and flared generously toward the base, which is convex. The putao is porous and textured. A braided cord of coconut sennit is tied around the neck of the pounder. The lug consists of two connected knobs with a fragment of historical label still visibly adhered to the middle of the lugs. The edge of the base is chipped. The penu is off-white in colour.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    11 Sep 1933
  • Other Id

    19504 (ethnology)

  • Department
pounder; 1933.344; 19504; Photographed by Andrew Hales;… … Read more

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