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1985.194 (RS118571)

Description

Egg-shaped head consisting of grey plaster or mortar enclosed by four wires in a quartered arrangement. Wires form a long rope-twist shaft, terminating in crude quatrefoil knop handle. Possibly for tanning hide.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1875
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
mortar (filler)
wire
Object type
Function Unknown
Descriptive terms
Mortar
mortar (filler)
TOOL, UNIDENTIFIED
tools
Wire
wire
Dimensions
11.5 x 2.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.194
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25212

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