Harpoon point

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 12.8 x 1.8 x 1 cm (5 1/16 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.273

Medium or Technique

Bone or ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Traps, nets, hooks

Bone (or ivory) harpoon with double barbed point.

Provenance

From Mesaid. [tomb unknown, but probably on photo B968]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition