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Predicate Object 02 Nov 1981 1981-11-02T00:00:00.000Z 1981-11-02T00:00:00.000Z 1981.287 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1981.287, 49653 Mangaia/Cook Islands 1997-09-05T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T06:58:13.254Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Reru. Pounder. Used for pounding food and also used for pounding ingredients for dyes and medicine. Carved from a single piece of toka Mangaia (stalactite). Flat pounding surface. Reduction from base to form cylindrical grip. Top of the pounder is formed into a transverse concave bar (unique Mangaian stylistic feature). Conical in overall shape. Surface highly polished. Cream and grey colour. Reru
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