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Spindle whorl

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia, (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B501 IXB,2

Dimensions

4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20-3-98

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Spindle whorl of crude black ware, pierced and pitted surface, hand made.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B 501, IXB2 (note Object Register has two provenances, with ditto marks for B501, VII,6). 1920: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition