Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Greece
  • spindle, late 1800s–1984
  • Where object was made: Athens, Greece
  • wood, metal, burning
  • Object Length/Diameter: 36.5 x 5.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 14 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3569

The spindle is made from light natural wood. The rod is slightly larger near the whorl and is decorated with three burned lines. The whorl is conical with one burned band. It has a metal hook at the opposite end.