Spindle Whorl card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Spindle Whorl

56.21.331

Currently not on display

Wooden whorl - a weight added to a spindle - used to produce yarn through a process of spinning and twisting. Cylindrical shape with the edge incised with incised lines. From the 1890 excavations of W. M. Flinders Petrie at the ancient town of Lahun, which flourished in the 19th and 18th centuries BC, around the pyramid complex of King Senusret II.