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Unfired clay or ceramic spindle whorl

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:51 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Gatty Slip: Four spindle whorls in baked clay, one side rather cone shaped; Anglo-Saxon?Clay spindle whorl, diam. 4.2cm. One face slightly rounded, the other markedly conical. Perforation 7mm diam. Made of very fine clay with few grits, creamy coloured, but grey on exterior. Fabric resembles that of other whorls from Kingston etc. L. 2.9cm.No details, but probably A.S. and from Faussett cemeteries.Gatty slip indicates 4 spindle whorls for M 7812. SCH assumes the spindle whorl she describes is probably part of the Faussett collection. – D.H.

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Grave ID

Unknown

Object ID

M7812

Catalogue Number

M 7812

Material

clay, 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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