Stone Pounder, penu, Tahiti, Society Islands
height 5 3/4in (14.6cm)
finely carved dark-gray basalt in symmetrical tapering form with domed base and handle with traditional Tahitian three-part design (some losses); superbly worked smooth surface with rootmarks throughout indicating significant age.
Private East Coast Collection
Cf. Kaeppler (2010; figs. 330-333).