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Chlorite spindle whorl

Period:
Late Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1200–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Chlorite
Dimensions:
H. 2/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (1.3 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5006
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Around the central hole are three incised lines; around the edge, incised semi-circles with the center point indicated.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1552, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 595, Myres 1552, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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