Mud scuppit

identifier

ID 928

morphology

craft

craft

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 85.0606 L=110cm WD=17cm WT=850gr

holotype

EMA wkt 000042 L=110,5cm WD=20,5cm H=6cm WT=950gr
description

Usually wooden (approx. 40-60 cm x 15-20 cm), sometimes iron (approx. 25x35 cm) shovel (1) with raised edges and T-handle (approx. 65 cm) and usually a leather patch on top of the (wooden) blade. Sometimes a second handle is provided at the bottom of the handle (2). The wooden shovel is usually monoxile (except for the T-handle).

The bosom shovel is used to scoop water or dredge from a ditch or liquid manure from a barge (3), also, by the brick and tile baker, to pour water over the clay during the preparation of that raw material.

See also drag net, bleacher's shovel and sand shovel (brickmaker). [MOT]

(1) SIRAG: 50.

(2) Larousse Agricole: 1.523.

(3) V.A.W.P.: 1.433.