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.
Simple Name
spindle whorl
Full Name
spindle whorl
Collector / Excavator
Cobham, Claude Delaval
Collection Country
Common Name
spindle whorl
pottery; base ring ware II
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Contintent
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Cultural Group
Family Group

height 35 mm; W 46 mm; diameter 12 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:46
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:55

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