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
Materials
Shell | Stone/minerals (Obsidian) | Wood (Ebony)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Diameter: 20mm and 18mm
Number of Elements
2

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Description

Two small circular beads or spindle whorls. One Is made of black ebony or obsidian with a gold-painted design around the edge. The other is smaller, possibly made of material.

Wellcome Number
A151264
Auction
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 19 Sep 1933, Lot 201
Auction Details
Forty Phoenician and Roman spindle whorls, sam location [Mount Carmel]
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 10 Dec 2021

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