Loom Weight

Greek, East Greek
Archaic or Classical Period
6th–4th century B.C.


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

Dimensions

8.9 x 11.1 cm (3 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.370

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textile- and costume-making

Weaving weight of rough yellow, unglazed clay; thick oval; nicked.

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