Gold bow sheath

Nubian
Meroitic Period
3rd century B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, W 106

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D. 0.021 Length: 0.027

Accession Number

24.612

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Gold section of bow sheath. Corrugated sheet with edges soldered together. Rope pattern of twisted gold wire along the top joint.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe [Excav. date] Jan. 1922

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition