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spindle-whorl

Bone whorl.

AN94809001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1969,0701.17

Bibliographic reference
Crewe 2009 1.1

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Object types
spindle-whorl (all objects)

Materials
bone (scope note | all objects)
Techniques
drilled (all objects)
carved (all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Enkomi, tomb 1 (?) (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Famagusta (district),Enkomi)
Date
1340BC-1050BC
Period/Culture
Late Cypriot IIC (?) (all objects)
Late Cypriot III (?) (scope note | all objects)


Description
Bone spindle-whorl with one conical and one flat face; centrally drilled hole; undecorated; chipped at one edge.

Dimensions
Diameter: 3.2 centimetres
Height: 0.8 centimetres
Diameter: 0.5 millimetres (hole)
Weight: 6.64 grammes (max)


Curator's comments
Found unregistered but apparently from excavations at Enkomi. Marked with painted number '1'. 'Fragments of thin gold bands' are mentioned as originating in tomb 1 in the notebook, lending support to all objects numbered '1' originating from this tomb.


Acquisition date
1969

Acquisition name
Excavated by Turner Bequest Excavations, Enkomi (biographical details | all objects)
From Turner Bequest Excavations, Enkomi (biographical details | all objects)
Funded by Emma Tourner Turner (bequest) (biographical details | all objects)

Acquisition notes
Previously unregistered.


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