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Loom weights

Loom weights
© BA Antiquities Museum/H. Mady

Registration Number(s)
BAAM Serial Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum Number 1188

Inv.Inventory
 (SCA) 122
Inv.Inventory
 (MAIA) 08.60

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showcase 34

Loom weights

Category:
Tools and equipment, textile and sewing equipment, loom weights
Date:
Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Period (323-31 BCE)
Provenance:
Lower Egypt, Alexandria, Nelson Island
Material(s):
Man made material, pottery (terracotta)
Hall:
Nelson Island Collection, showcase 34


Description

Collection of loom weights and whorls in different sizes.

Loom weights

The threads tied on the loom frame were kept taut by little weights hung at their ends. When not in use, the weights were kept in a basket beside the loom where some were found in a room in one of the houses on Nelson Island.
 


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