Spindle whorl

Greek
Archaic or Classical Period
6th–5th century B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7943

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Broad top ornamented with alternating red and black tongues between lines. Sides of whorl are black.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris: said from Greece.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution