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1920

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2013

2021

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Spindle (Peru)

This is a Spindle. It is dated 1100–1400 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is painted wood shaft; incised and painted ceramic whorl. It is a part of the Textiles department.

  • Awl And Cord (USA)
  • carved and perforated bone, hide cord.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 4/8457.
  • 17.2012.4
  • Awls (USA)
  • carved ivory.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 3/6271.
  • 17.2012.5
  • Needle Case (USA)
  • carved, incised, painted wood; incised tundra swan wing bone (humerus).
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 21/800.
  • 17.2012.3

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Its dimensions are

H: 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.)

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Spindle (Peru); painted wood shaft; incised and painted ceramic whorl; H: 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.); 1920-1-5

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