Spindle whorl

Near Eastern, Iranian
Prehistoric
5th millennium B.C.


Findspot: Tall-i-Bakun, Iran

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .024 D. .033

Accession Number

45.927

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Textile- and costume-making

Spindle whorl with scalloped edge. Two black lines on one side. Clay: Pale buff, medium hard, polished. Unglazed.

Provenance

From Tall-i-Bakun, near Persepolis. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. Assigned to the MFA in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)

Credit Line

University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition