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Predicate Object 19 Jun 1947 1947-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1947-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1947.106 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1947.106, 29670.3. Cook Islands 2002-02-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T07:44:55.223Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 55 Dark tan, banded, weathered crystalline limestone, probably cave formation (flowstone or stalactite). Banding is convoluted. Reru. Pounder. Used for pounding food or ingredients for producing dyes. Carved and polished froma single piece of stalactite (keho, morevai). Head of the pounder is formed into a transverse, knobbed grip. Body of the pounder is conical in shape (narrow at the neck and gradually expanding till widest at base). Some chipping, loss of material. Light brown beige in colour. Attributed to Mangaia, Cook Islands. Reru
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