Incised Whorl

Cypriote
Early Bronze Age
about 3000–2000 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Fairbanks, Vases (MFA), no. 106.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.031 H.

Accession Number

72.304

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Black, lustrous bi-conical whorl; incised vertical bands. Large boring

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription