Spindle ( ? )
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp
Height x width: 5 x 16.5 cm (1 15/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bronze; twisted handle; grotesque head on end of handle; two Greek crosses on other end; hole broken in body.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way