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Name of Object:

Spindle whorls

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

The Jordan Museum

Date:

1000-539 BC

Type of object:

Spindle whorls

Museum Inventory Number:

JMA 2662

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Stone

Dimensions:

Dia: 1cm

Period / Dynasty:

Iron Age II

Description:

Spherical-shaped stone spindle whorl which has been perforated to allow the spindle or rod to fit in. The spindle whorl acts like a flywheel increasing momentum and weight while spinning the fibre to produce thread.

Current Owner:

Department of Antiquities

How date and origin were established:

The excavation team in Dayer 'Alla dated this tool based on the pottery found in the near vicinity.

How Object was obtained:

Loan

Citation of this web page:

Najd Sweidan "Spindle whorls"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2019. http://carpets.museumwnf.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;jo;Mus31_B;11;en

Prepared by: Najd Sweidan
Copyedited by: Lisa Kelman

MWNF Working Number: JO1_011


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