Spindle Whorl

Greek, South Italian


Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.732

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Spindle whorl. Octagon with hole through center. Black glaze; undecorated.

Provenance

According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman