Truncated-biconical spindle-whorl with flat base

Terracotta; hand-made | 4.9cm | c. 2000-1725 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Spindle whorls aided in the making of cloth for garments and bedding. They were placed in tombs, perhaps so that the deceased could continue to spin wool in the afterlife.

Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Object: 74...
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