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Chlorite spindle whorl

Period:
Late Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1200–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Chlorite
Dimensions:
H. 3/4 x 1 2/4 x 1 2/4 in. (1.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5003
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Around the central hole are circles in low relief against a background of punctured dots.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1555, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 591, p. 405, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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