- Museum number
Complete spindle, whorl and cotton. The spindle is brown and consists of a long slender palm stick (jereed) that has a hole 4mm from the top. A small wooden twig 14mm long and 25mm wide has been inserted through this hole. This serves as a catch to which the first strands of spun yarn are attached. The whorl is a brown perforated disc made of gourd. It is located 26mm from the top of the spindle. Immediately below the whorl is a roll of white cotton yarn.
- Production date
Diameter: 48 millimetres (whorl)
Length: 220 millimetres
Thickness: 9 millimetres (whorl)
Width: 7 millimetres (max. of spindle shaft)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2006, London, BM, Gallery 61, 'Kulubnarti'
- The spindle is broken into two fragments just below the whorl.
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Excavation/small finds number: 21-S-2/222 (excavation number)
Excavation/small finds number: 85.2.763 (excavation object cat. no.)