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Arrowhead

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb of Djer

Dimensions

Range of Heights: 9.5 to 4.5 cm (3 3/4 to 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7393

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

One of thirteen round arrowheads, one end pointed, the other tapering. Traces of paint. See 01.7383-01.7393.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb of Djer. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription