Beads or spindle whorls



Accession Number
EC27
Current Location
In storage
Object Types
Jewellery, Bead(s), Loose bead(s) | Implements and utensils, Spinning and weaving, Spindle, Spindle whorl
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Materials
Glass | Shell
Provenance
Israel, Mount Carmel
Measurements
Diameter: 19mm | Width: 5mm Diameter: 18mm | Width: 4mm
Number of Elements
2

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Description

Two small circular beads or spindle whorls. One is made of glass (?) with a gold-painted design around the edge. The other is smaller, possibly made of shell. From Mount Carmel (Israel). Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1933.

Wellcome Number
A151264
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 19 Sep 1933, Lot 201
Auction Details
Forty Phoenician and Roman spindle whorls, same location [Mount Carmel]
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 17 Nov 2022

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