Illinois Wesleyan University John Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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BASALT MORTAR & PESTLE
BASALT MORTAR & PESTLE
TitleBASALT MORTAR & PESTLE
Case Location0007
Cultural AffiliationAcoma
Date of Manufactureca. 1860s
DescriptionSmall mortar and pestles such as this one were used to grind variety of plants for medicinal uses and minerals such as turquoise and hematite for pigments. No evidence is apparent for what was ground in this basalt mortar.
DescriptorsARTIFACTS MADE OF STONE AND WOOD
Length14.3 cm
Height7.5 cm
Width11.1 cm
Type.DigitalImage
RightsIllinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by IWU. Contact archives@titan.iwu.edu or 309-556-1535 for more information.
Collection NameJohn Wesley Powell Collection of Pueblo Pottery (Illinois Wesleyan University)
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