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Spindle ( ? )

Bronze; twisted handle; grotesque head on end of handle; two Greek crosses on other end; hole broken in body.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,

Accession Number

72.4486

Medium or Technique

Copper alloy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making