Rare Ancient Roman Ostrich Egg Wool Spinning Set

In Roman times most women spun wool. This precious vessel, fashioned from an ostrich egg, contains a woman's complete set of spindles.

Dating from the 1st Century BC - 2nd Century AD, the set comprises; a beautifully fashioned Ostrich egg, variously ribbed throughout its surface, a set of two nearly complete bone spindles, two with delicate arrow points, a further bronze spindle with amber whorls, and a fragment of a larger spindle or distaff.

A delicately made and personal item from the ancient world.

Rare Ancient Roman Ostrich Egg Wool Spinning Set. In Roman times most women spun wool. This precious vessel, fashioned from an ostrich egg, contains a woman's complete set of spindles. Dating from the 1st Century BC - 2nd Century AD, the set comprises; a beautifully fashioned Ostrich egg, variously ribbed throughout its surface, a set of two nearly complete bone spindles, two with delicate arrow points, a further bronze spindle with amber whorls, and a fragment of a larger spindle or distaff. A delicately made and personal item from the ancient world.

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