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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:American
Title:Swift
Date Made:19th century
Type:Textile Working Tool
Materials:Marine ivory, whale bone, and thread
Place Made:North America; United States
Measurements:Overall: 18 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 45.7 cm x 15.9 cm x 10.8 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK G.D.1.1
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
An elaborately decorated swift used for winding yarn. The object is carved from marine ivory and whale bone.

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