Loom Weight

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

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

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


Europe, The Ancient World


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.


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