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Large, intact metate and mano (grinding stone and grinder), very rare, ex-Maravillas (1656), ex-Meyl

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Large, intact metate and mano (grinding stone and grinder), very rare, ex-Maravillas (1656), ex-Meyl
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Large, intact metate and mano (grinding stone and grinder), very rare, ex-Maravillas (1656), ex-Meylach. About 50 lb, roughly 22" x 14" x 5" (metate) and 18" x 2" (mano). A mesoamerican-style mortar, used for grinding grains (particularly maize), basically a flat slab of stone with three short legs (the metate) and a rolling-pin-like pestle (mano), the metate very heavy and loaded with whitish wormy coral but the mano surprisingly light (possibly pumice stone) and only lightly encrusted, fully intact, the first of its kind that we have seen from any shipwreck. (Pickup in person only.) From the Maravillas (1656) and pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction 10, lot #1303), with Sedwick photo-certificate. Recovered from: Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island