Pounding tool

México (undetermined)
Postclassic period (?)
A.D. 1200–1521


Object Place: México

Dimensions

3.81 x 6.35 cm (1 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.816

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Round stone used to pound amate tree bark into paper, with typical incised parallel grooves on the pounding face and a large groove carved around the side of the stone for attachment to a wooden handle.

Provenance

Margret Craver Withers collection (acquired in Mexico and Guatemala) by 1972; to MFA, November 1993, gift of Margret Craver Withers.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers