Spindle Whorl

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Object Name: 
Spindle Whorl
Accession Number: 
59.1.282
Dimensions: 
Overall H: .8 cm, Diam: 3.5 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1-499
Primary Description: 
Spindle-whorl: circular, with central perforation and plano-convex cross section. Convex upper surface is inlaid with four yellow strips, which extend from perforation to edge, forming cross with arms at right angles and dividing surface into four triangular segments. Each segment contains one circular cane slice with brown dot at center and concentric yellow (inner) and red (outer) rings.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Smith, Ray Winfield, Source
1959-07-27
Category: 
Glass from the Ancient World
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1957-06-04 through 1957-09-15
Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, Volume Three (2003) illustrated, pp. 55, 217, #978; BIB# 58895