Loom-weight

Greek


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 4 x 3.2 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

86.481

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Pyramidal loom-weight.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription