Arrowhead

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


Dimensions

1.3 x 4 cm (1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1436

Medium or Technique

Flint

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Dark brown flint, triangular tanged arrowhead with serrated sides, one notch on each side, and notched flanges. Bifacially retouched.

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