this issue
previous article in this issuenext article in this issue

Document Details :

Title: A Magical Loom-Weight and the Mother of Gods in Thrace
Author(s): BOUZEK, Jan
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15    Date: 2016   
Pages: 103-112
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.15.0.3167465

Abstract :
The loom-weight bears on its lateral faces symbols of lightning, of solar standard, stars and a female deity with a broad skirt; on the bottom, the anagram thea meter(?). The weight is analysed in the frame of other loom-weight types in Greece and the Balkans, of Thracian religion, of the religious aspects of spinning and weaving, and in relation to the ‘emancipation’ of women in the early Hellenistic period.

Download article