Measurements: 18.4 cm - length


Description: A fine Roman bronze distaff used for spinning wool into thread with a ring at the bottom for the spinner to pass her finger so as to hold the distaff in a relaxed way making it possible to spin for longer periods of time. The piece has a long stem, decorated half way with incised circles on both sides, featuring a bird terminal decorated with incised circles as well.


Reference: The Metropolitan Museum


Period: 3rd – 4th cent. AD


Condition: Very fine.

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