Glass spindle whorl
ca. 5th–7th century A.D.
Glass; rod-formed, trailed, and tooled
Diam.: 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
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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