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Object Number:
MS820A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Faliscan
Etruscan
Provenience:
Italy
Etruria
Narce
Locus:
Tomb 71M
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Terracotta
Description:
One of three clay weights. One is mended with a small clay plug where the clay had cracked open. Found among the charred bones in the burial urn in 1936. All three have crosses incised on either end; perhaps a thread was wound in the grooves of the incised cross, and thus the weight was held straight. That these objects are weights, not spools, is probable because similar specimens have a central perforation.

Bibliography:

[Book] Dohan, Edith H. 1942. Italic Tomb-Groups in the University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 17, no. 23, pl. VI
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