Ceramic whorl of bi-conical form, pierced by a circular hole through the centre, top to bottom. The top is dished and meets the sides at a pronounced angle. On opposite sides of the upper cone are two incised motifs. These are carefully incised and represent a bird facing left on a base line with an ankh stood on the ground immediately under the bird's head.


Thing

Made Of
ceramic
Type of Thing
spindle-whorl
Techniques
incised

Place

Found In
Abu Geili

Time

Acquired In
1998
Period/Culture
Meroitic

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