Bronze spearhead

Cypriote (?)


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Cemetery of Cypriote Mercenaries

Dimensions

Overall: 26.6 x 3.1 cm (10 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.469

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Bronze, cylindrical shank tapering towards the point, which is flanged; blade broken; shank split; covered with a pebbly rust; heavily incrusted. Similar to 87.468.

Provenance

From Cemetery of Cypriote Mercenaries, Tell Nabasha. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 24, 1887. (Accession date: June 24, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription