Threshing Stone Drum

c. 1800
$1,780 USD
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H: 20.5" Dia: 10.5"
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This low stone pedestal is an early 19th-century mill stone or roller stone, used for threshing grain on a farm in China's Shanxi province. The heavy stone would have been would have been pulled across a grain harvest, by man or ox, to separate the grain from the straw and chaff. Hand-carved of solid limestone, the cylindrical column has strong presence indoors or out as a minimalist side table, plant stand, or sculpture.

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