Spindle whorl

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.45978

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

White limestone, oblate spheroid  of irregular surface with many indentations; under side flat; hole through center.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription