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Spindle whorl

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Spindle whorl with scalloped edge. Two black lines on one side. Clay: Pale buff, medium hard, polished. Unglazed.

Provenance

From Tall-i-Bakun, near Persepolis. 1937: excavated by the University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition. Assigned to the MFA in the division of finds. (Accession Date: December 13, 1945)

Credit Line

University of Chicago-Museum of Fine Arts Persepolis Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Prehistoric, 5th millennium B.C.

Findspot

Tall-i-Bakun, Iran

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .024 D. .033

Accession Number

45.927

Medium or Technique

Clay

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making