Spindle whorl

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, San-el-Hagar (Tanis)

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 3.5 cm (9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.775

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Light yellow clay; lower side flat and battered; hole through center.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription