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Spindle whorl

Nubian
Late Meroitic Period
about 100 B.C.–A.D. 300


Findspot: Nubia (Egypt), Karanog, cemetery G (?)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.5 x 2.45 cm (9/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1129

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Provenance

From Karanog. 1908: excavated by the E.B. Coxe Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania; assigned to the University of Pennsylvania in the division of finds by the Sudanese government; 1908-1991: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 1991: received by the MFA through exchange with the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

MFA-University of Pennsylvania Exchange