Loom-weight

Greek, Naukratis
Archaic or Classical period
6th–4th century B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 2 cm (2 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.482

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Circular loom-weight.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription