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spindle
  • Iran
  • spindle, late 1800s–1991
  • Where object was made: Iran
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 32 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 12 5/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3472
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The wooden rod has a t-shaped whorl. The rod has a variable thickness. It is decorated with black lines. The whorl tapers from top to bottom, and is divided into four arms, each with a "step" near the rod. There are parallel lines incised on the top of each arm.