Mark Cartwright
published on 02 January 2015
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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)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2015, January 02). Epinetron. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3486/epinetron/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Epinetron." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 02, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3486/epinetron/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Epinetron." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Jan 2015. Web. 21 Oct 2021.