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Spindle whorl/weight shaped from a vessel fragment

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K I (Lower Deffufa), Room B 1

Accession Number

20.5042

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This is a circular (edges slightly squared) spindle whorl or weight shaped from a fragment of a redware pottery vessel. It has two holes drilled through roughly at the center.

Provenance

From Kerma, K I (Lower Deffufa), Room B 1. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: September 19, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition