Ceramic spindle whorls or beads



Accession Number
EC678
Current Location
In storage
Object Types
Jewellery, Bead(s), Loose bead(s) | Implements and utensils, Spinning and weaving, Spindle, Spindle whorl
Material
Pottery
Measurements
a: Diameter: 37mm | Width: 25mm b: Diameter: 36mm | Width: 20mm c: Diameter: 36mm | Width: 19mm d: Diameter: 38mm | Width: 19mm
Number of Elements
4

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Description

Four ceramic spindle whorls or beads. They were purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection in 1922.

Wellcome Number
A13697
Other Identity
1172 (written on black ink on one of the objects)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 1544
Previous Owners
Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 28 Oct 2021

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