pestle body is a cylinder that spreads into a wider base; top of pestle is carved into the likeness of a head, with hair carved into five patterned rows that pull back from forehead and one patterned row running horizontally along base of neck; eyes are in the shape of diamonds and nose is in shape of flat triangle; the mouth is a thin oval with slightly parted lips; there are two, short vertical lines carved into each cheek, and a longer line running from the bridge of the nose to the middle of the forehead; the neck is slightly thinner than the body of the pestle, and a carved ring separates the body from the round base; the entire piece is a medium brown--the natural color of the wood

Pestle, c. 1920

expand_more

Woodexpand_more

Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2015.62.25

Not on Viewexpand_more
Details
Title
Pestle
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.25
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Show Detail

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.

pestle body is a cylinder that spreads into a wider base; top of pestle is carved into the likeness of a head, with hair carved into five patterned rows that pull back from forehead and one patterned row running horizontally along base of neck; eyes are in the shape of diamonds and nose is in shape of flat triangle; the mouth is a thin oval with slightly parted lips; there are two, short vertical lines carved into each cheek, and a longer line running from the bridge of the nose to the middle of the forehead; the neck is slightly thinner than the body of the pestle, and a carved ring separates the body from the round base; the entire piece is a medium brown--the natural color of the wood