User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Spindle whorl or loom weight

Start collecting

Lower side flat, upper rounded. Hole on upper side is slightly eroded.

Provenance

From Abydos, Osiris Temenos, 0 dyn. level. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Dynasty 0, 3100–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.706

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making