Bronze spearhead

Cypriote (?)


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Cemetery of Cypriote Mercenaries

Dimensions

Overall: 27.7 x 2.6 cm (10 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

87.468

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.

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