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Unfired clay? spindle whorl

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posted on 26.10.2021, 19:40 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Spindle-whorl, diam. 3.5cm. Very well made hemispherical whorl, absolutely flat on the underside and smoothly domed. Made of very fine cream clay (cf. Sibertswold grave 83), probably unfired. Top decorated around central perforation by lightly incised girth-grooves, then a radiating lattice pattern, then two further girth grooves with diagonal hatching in the lowest band along rim. Hole absolutely straight through.Identification to this grave authenticated by original label on back.

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Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave 299

Object ID

M6183

Catalogue Number

M 6183

Material

clay, ceramic (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; clay) (Antiquarian Material; earthen)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

spindle whorls (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; spindle whorls) (Antiquarian Keyword; disci, quoits)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Faussett

Category ID

textile

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