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Name of Object:

Spindle

Location:

Amman, Jordan

Holding Museum:

Department of Antiquities

Date:

3000 - 3500 BCE

Type of object:

Spindle

Museum Inventory Number:

J12911

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Stone / bone

Dimensions:

Dia: 2-5cm

Period / Dynasty:

Chalcolithic Period

Provenance:

Jericho

Description:

Spindle, made of stone or bone that has been shaped into a rounded rod tapered on each end. This tool was used in hand spinning to twist threads into fibres drawn from the distaff.

Current Owner:

Department of Antiquities

How date and origin were established:

Excavation team in Jericho

How Object was obtained:

Excavation/Jericho

Selected bibliography:

Ibrahim, Moawiyah, et al., Museum of Jordanian Heritage, Amman-Jordan: Yarmouk University, 1988.

Citation of this web page:

Samia Khouri "Spindle" in [Discover Carpet Art] , Museum With No Frontiers, 2018. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;DCA;jo;Mus31_C;23;en&id=archaeological_objects

Prepared by: Samia Khouri
Copyedited by: Lisa Kelman

MWNF Working Number: JO1_023