Epinetron

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 02 January 2015

Epinetron (pl. epinetra) - a half-cyclinder worn over the thigh with the closed end over the knee, used for preparing wool for weaving. The upper surface was often incised to make a rough surface against which the wool fibres could be rubbed. Often with a female head at the closed end. This example depicts black-figure amazons and is from Boeotia. Attributed to the Sappho pianter, 500-490 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)



About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. Surrounded by archaeological sites, his special interests include ancient ceramics, architecture, and mythology. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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