Cupstones, also called anvil stones, pitted cobbles and nutting stones, among other names, are roughly discoidal or amorphous ground stone artifacts among the most common lithic remains of Native American culture, especially in the Midwestern United States. These objects have received little study, perhaps because edged tools and weapons have more intrinsic interest to private collectors, but closer study of them might reveal something of domestic practices and toolmaking technology. There is no agreement upon their purpose or purposes, which may have included the processing of food, medicine or pigments, storage, arrow-production or fire-drilling. As such, they could represent a primitive form of mortar and pestle. We took the indentation found in these devices to create a circular form also reminiscent of a drink cup.
Wood or brass veneered swivel base.
Dimensions: 36”W x 35”D x 31.25”H
Item Number: AM-AU-15
COM: 8” yds
COL : 100 sf (15% upcharge)
Base Wood Finish Options: American Walnut, Oiled Walnut, Oak, Mahogany, Paldao – refer to wood chart
Base Metal Finish Options: Polished Brass (Unlacquered), Satin Brass, Antique Brass, Aged Pewter, Oil-Rubbed Bronze or Gunsmoke
MADE TO ORDER
*Available in custom sizes