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spinning top
  • Philippines
  • spinning top, late 1800s–2007
  • Where object was made: Philippines
  • wood, metal, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3335

The spinning top is made of light brown wood with a metal tip. It has a globular bottom, with a short tip below and a larger cone at the top. The globular portion and about half of the conical portion are incised with pairs of parallel lines.