Fragments of arrowheads

Nubian
203–186 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Meroë, North Africa, Begarawiyeh, Pyramid N. 8A

Dimensions

2.7 x 1.3 x .4 cm (1 1/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12459

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, fishing

Twenty-six arrowheads (out of original fifty), Carnelian or Chalcedony (?) Some have black and yellow streaks in the transparent red mostly perfect. Form like 21-12-89. A few have a slight notch at the butt, which appears to be accidental.

Provenance

Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition