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Spindle whorl


Spindle whorl in wood with the shaft as a tapering stick with a pointed end: Ancient Egyptian, Middle Egypt, Faiyum, Roman Period

Museum reference



World Culture

Object name

Spindle whorl

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


Roman Period, Ancient Egyptian

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Collection place(s)

Faiyum, Middle Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


  • Ancient Egypt Rediscovered (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Egyptian Gallery, 2003 - 2008 (2003 - 2008)
    Royal Scottish Museum

  • Ancient Egypt (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

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