Food Pounder, Micronesia
height 6 1/2in (16.5cm)
most likely from Chuuk Island and carved from coral, the round, flat top with four points on the surface and tapering handle leading to a domed bottom; fine pitted surface.
Private Collection, Makaha, Hawaii
Cf. Heermann, Ingrid "Sudseeoasen", Linden-Museum Stuttgart, 2010, Cat. no's 87-92 for the type.
Manufactured with balanced proportions and fine white natural pitted coral surface, the present work is an exceptionally fine example.