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Spindle whorl fragment

Nubian
Meroitic Period


Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. N. V

Dimensions

2 cm

Accession Number

21-12-70a

Medium or Technique

Stone: porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

About 25% of a spindle whorl or mace head? Made of highly polished red stone with white inclusions speckled througout. Material matches 21-12-70b. Top flares, bottom smoothed flat.
Excavated by the HU-MFA expedition to Meroe.

Provenance

From Sudan. Meroe, Beg. N. V

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition