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Arrowhead

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani
664–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Tumulus 4

Dimensions

Length: approximately 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.359

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

One of nine arrow tips of semi-lunar form with straight cutting edge.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, tumulus 4. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition