|Artifact Identification||Needle (1926.02.0165)|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||12.3 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||0.5 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||0.3 cm|
|Measuring Remarks||The length was measured as if the artifact had not been broken|
|Munsell Color Information||Moderate Yellow (2.5 Y 7/6) -ns|
NEEDLES. A selection of carved bone needles. "This sewing needle is slightly flattened at the top around the eye, and tapers down to a point, now broken off. This type continued in use unchanged throughout the Roman period. For similar examples in bone, see Gazda, 1983a, p. 27, fig. 46; Paris, p. 198, no. 145. Bronze and wooden sewing needles were also commonly used in the making of clothing and other household goods, such as pillows, blankets, and curtains (Rutschowscaya, pp. 54-55; Paris, p. 198, no. 145). -Eunice Dauterman Maguire, Henry Maguire and Maggie J. Duncan-Flowers, Art and Holy Powers in the Early Christian House (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989), 157.
James, T.G.H. Excavating in Egypt: The Egypt Exploration Society 1882-1982. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. Maguire, Eunice Dauterman, Henry Maguire and Maggie J. Duncan-Flowers. Art and Holy Powers in the Early Christian House. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Egypt Exploration Society|