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Whorl

Conical shape spindle whorl; pierced through vertically. Dark gray, smooth, unglazed; irregular. Taken from P 4193 with P 4104, P 4237, M585 where they did not originally belong (?).

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

Other: 1.5 x 2.1 cm (9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.219

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making