Spindle Whorl



Middle Bronze Age (1900-1600 BCE)

Black Polished Ware

Overall: 1 5/16 × 1 7/16 in. (3.4 × 3.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW



Place Made: Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus, West Asia, Asia


2000-1000 BCE

Object Name

Tools and Equipment: Weaving

Research Area

Classical World

Not on view

Course History

CLST 20, Prehistoric Greek Archaeology, Julie Hruby, Fall 2019

Classical Studies 20.01, Greek Archaeology: First Hominids to Mycenean Palaces, Julie Hruby, Spring 2023


Collected by Luigi Palma de Cesnola, American Consul to Cyprus, 1865-1876; given to Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900, Class of 1872H), Hanover, New Hampshire, about 1872; bequeathed to his second wife, Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), Hanover, New Hampshire, 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

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