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Button or Spindle Whorl

Object Name: Button or spindle whorl
Date: 30 B.C.–A.D. 364
Geography: Egypt, el-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus)
Culture: Roman Egyptian
Medium: Bone; incised and inlaid with paint
Dimensions: H. 1/4 in. (0.6 cm) Diam. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Classification: Ivories and Bone
Credit Line: Gift of Egypt Exploration Fund, 1897
Accession Number: 97.4.96

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