Spindle whorl

This is a Cypriot Early Bronze Age spindle whorl, made and decorated in the same style as pottery from the time. Spindle whorls were an essential tool used for preparing yarn. The man who donated this object to the museum was Commissioner of Larnaca between 1879 and 1908 and collected many archaeological objects during his time on the island of Cyprus. Unfortunately he did not record where any of the objects were discovered.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
spindle whorl
Simple Name
spindle whorl
Full Name
spindle whorl
height 35 mm; W 46 mm; diameter 12 mm
Cultural Group
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Family Group

pottery; base ring ware II
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent

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