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Artifact Identification Spindle   (1914.05.0167)
Materials T&E : Textileworking T&E : Textile Manufacturing Equipment
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, North, Egypt, Antinoe?
Period/Date N/A
Culture Egyptian
Location On Exhibitin the Central Core exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 15.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 4.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 0.8 cm
Weight 25 g
Measuring Remarks Second measurement is diameter of whorl.
Materials Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Grayish Brown (7.5 YR 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

SPINDLE WHORLS. Wooden spindle whorls for spinning wool have been in use from antiquity to the present day in some cultures.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

James, T.G.H. Excavating in Egypt: The Egypt Exploration Society 1882-1982. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Egypt Exploration Society
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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