Spindle whorl

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, San el-Hagar

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 8 cm (3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45977

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

White marble, circular, under side crowns, circular hole through middle., much battered.

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: June 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription