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Glass spindle whorl

Period:
Migration
Date:
ca. 5th–7th century A.D.
Culture:
Possibly Merovingian
Medium:
Glass; rod-formed, trailed, and tooled
Dimensions:
Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.1511
Not on view
Translucent pale yellow green, with opaque white trail.
Lentoid body, with rounded outer edge; vertical hole, larger on bottom; tooling marks around hole on bottom
Trail applied across both surfaces and tooled to form wavy star pattern.
Intact; dulling, creamy weathering, and faint iridescence.
Made by winding trail in a spiral around rod.
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