Requires Photography

Spindle ( ? )

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Dimensions

Height x width: 5 x 16.5 cm (1 15/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4486

Medium or Technique

Copper alloy

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Textile- and costume-making

Bronze; twisted handle; grotesque head on end of handle; two Greek crosses on other end; hole broken in body.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way