Netting Tool or Loom Weight card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Netting Tool or Loom Weight


Currently not on display


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.