Arrowhead

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Faiyum Neolithic
5200–4000 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 0.3 x 1.1 cm (1 1/4 x 1/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1437

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Tan, triangular arrowhead with incurving edges, short tang, incomplete retouch. Bulbous butt end, tapering to a long, thin point.

Provenance

Said to be from the Faiyum. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1395-03.1469) for £4/16s. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund