Weaving weight

Greek, East Greek


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale)

Dimensions

7.3 x 6.7 x 13 cm (2 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.381

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Coarse, unglazed weaving weight; very rough indeed; square base; two additional holes bored into its face, as if to lighten the weight (one goes clear through and corner cut on the side); several nicks.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America