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spindle
  • Italy
  • spindle, late 1800s–1991
  • Where object was made: Sicily, Italy
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Object Length/Diameter: 35 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 13 3/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Allen A. Heflin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3574
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Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The wooden spindle has a tapered rod and a whorl with a rounded bottom at one end. There is a small metal hook in the center. It is dark brown.