Netting Tool or Loom Weight



Limestone flattened ovate block with crossed vertical and horizontal grooves to support a cord once wrapped around the stone. Could have been used as a net-sinker for fishing or perhaps a net used for catching birds. Although not like usual pierced examples the excavator considered it may have been used as a loom weight (see two examples in Bolton Museum and Art Gallery described as loom weights: no. 30.24.35) Find number 29/144: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1929, from House U36.47 in the North Suburb of Amarna. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Discoloured, surface dirt, label adhered to surface. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1929. Acquired by the EES in the division of finds. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the EES in recognition of a contribution to the EES (excavation subscription). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum. Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 by Liverpool City Museum (now World Museum).