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Spindle Whorl

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Spindle whorl. Octagon with hole through center. Black glaze undecorated.

Provenance

According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); by date unknown: collection of his niece, Mrs. James P. Tolman; gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman to MFA, November 16, 1922

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James P. Tolman

Greek, South Italian,

Accession Number

22.735

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making