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Clay Spindle Whorls, c. 1150-1450
Earthenware
x 1 1/16 in. ( x 2.75 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Native American
Technique: Hand-forming
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. E. H. Parker
Accession Number: P3823
Bi-conical. Classic period. Width ranges 2-3.5 cm.

Related Objects
P3820-P3834 are a set.

Commentary
Seed beaters like this were used together with burden baskets to collect seeds.
-from the Native American Art from the Permanent Collection catalog, 1976

Bibliography
Kay Koeninger and Joanne M. Mack, "Native American Art from the Permanent Collection" (Claremont: Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, 1979), 35, fig. 66.

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