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Weaving weight

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Coarse, unglazed weaving weight; very rough indeed; square base; two additional holes bored into its face, as if to lighten the weight (one goes clear through and corner cut on the side); several nicks.

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

7.3 x 6.7 x 13 cm (2 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.84.381

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making