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Ceramic spindle whorl

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posted on 2021-10-27, 17:51 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Spindle whorl, l. 4.2cm. Made of clay with fine to medium quartz or flint grits - some grog possibly, fired to pale grey brown shading to dark grey. Surface well smoothed and possibly burnished, but the whole has been treated in some way. Biconical, with regular vertical flutings; perforation 7mm diam.Fabric looks A.S. Form resembles a Melon bead. Some 7th c. pots are similarly fluted. Probably from Faussett cemeteries. No details.

History

Grave ID

Unknown

Object ID

M7820

Catalogue Number

M 7820

Material

ceramic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; clay) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

spindle whorl (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; spindle whorl) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

textile

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