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spindle-whorl

Part of an ivory spindle whorl; conical in shape; decorated with incised circles at the mouth and with a star pattern on the body.

AN611967001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1201.12

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011b 1.12
Johnson 1980 no. 24, pl. IX

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Object types
spindle-whorl (all objects)

Materials
ivory (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
incised (scope note | all objects)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Maroni, Tomb 1 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Maroni)
Date
1300BC-1050BC (circa.)
Period/Culture
Late Cypriot II (end of period?) (all objects)
Late Cypriot III (?) (scope note | all objects)


Description
Part of an ivory spindle whorl; conical in shape; decorated with incised circles at the mouth and with a star pattern on the body.

Dimensions
Diameter: 2 centimetres
Height: 0.55 centimetres

Acquisition date
1898

Acquisition name
Excavated by The British Museum (biographical details | all objects)


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