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Rare Ancient Roman Ostrich Egg Wool Spinning Set - 100 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,292) 99.7%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291743335110 Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge In Roman times most women spun wool. This precious vessel, fashioned from an ostrich egg, contains a woman's complete set of spindles.Dating to around 100 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. Height: 7 1/2 inches mounted. 4 3/4 inches - just the eggCondition: Excellent condition for such delicate objects. One small hairline crack on the egg infilled, otherwise unrestored. Provenance:With the art dealer John Moore, 1980s. Authenticity Our parent company, ArtAncient Ltd. are members of the Antiquities Dealer's Association, LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA. We exhibit at major art fairs and have sold to museums and important collectors. All objects we sell are authentic as described. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. All sales are subject to our terms and conditions, which can be found on our website, www.ArtAncient.com. As legitimate sellers, we do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. inkfrog terapeak inkFrog Analytics

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