The numerous cuts and notches on the surface of this wooden vessel attest to its use as a chopping bowl. Using inexpensive utensils such as this, enslaved cooks at Mount Vernon, including Lucy and Nathan, prepared elaborate meals for the Washington family and their steady stream of visitors. More

Date

1760-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Wood


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 2 1/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. (5.41 cm x 33.35 cm x 30.81 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1959


Object Number

W-2170


Colors


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