Label

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.

Description

Shallow, slightly ovoid wooden bowl with wide rim; on the reverse, a narrow filet runs around the bowl where the shoulder joins the well.

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 Line

Purchase, 1959


Object Number

W-2170


Colors (Beta)


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