RARE ROMAN BONE ENGRAVED spindle whorl , 200 - 300 AD
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Roman:Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: item # 728810
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
From Jerusalem, rare ancient Roman bone spindle whorl engraved with two running animals
Throughout history, in almost every ancient culture, the spindle whorl has been a common domestic object. Elegant and abstract, these little objects were used to weight wool while it was being spun into thread. Known to most every civilization, these charming weights were often buried as a grave gift with their owners Spindle whorls are still used today in parts of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
Dated from, 200 - 300 AD
Diameter: 4 cm
Condition: Intact as found
Found in Israel and come with a certificate of authenticity
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