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Bone spindle whorl

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:44 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Bone spindle whorl, diam. 3.3cm. Flat top, curved side, probably a flat underside, but here the bone has eroded, and there are only tiny fragments of the original undersurface left. Hole diam. 7mm. Decorated with four groups of punched ring-and-dot on upper surface, irregularly placed; side has girth grooves single at top and bottom, double in middle, with alternating groups of grooves and punched ring-and-dot. Stained green from contact with bronze on upper surface.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 142

Object ID

M6285

Catalogue Number

M 6285

Material

animal bone (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; animal bone) (Antiquarian Material; ivory)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

spindle whorl, bead (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; spindle whorl) (Antiquarian Keyword; bead)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

textile

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