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Unfired clay spindle whorl

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posted on 27.10.2021, 19:20 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Spindle whorl, diam 3.6cm., sub-oval section. Made of what appears to be very fine, gritless cream coloured clay, which has never been fired but must have been just leather hard when buried. Some slight damage due to excavation when soft and damp.

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Grave ID

Sibertswold Downs Grave 83

Object ID

M6469

Catalogue Number

M 6469

Material

clay (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; clay) (Antiquarian Material; earthen)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

spindle whorl (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; spindle whorl) (Antiquarian Keyword; discus, quoit, toy)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

textile

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