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Button or Bead or Spindle Whorl

Object Name:
Button or bead or spindle whorl
Date:
3rd–7th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Bone
Dimensions:
H. 3/8 in. (0.9 cm) Diam. 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Ivories and Bone
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2531
Not on view
Chauncey Murch, Luxor, Egypt (until d. 1907); Mrs. Chauncey Murch(1907–10); Helen Miller Gould, New York (1910; gifted to MMA)
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