Iron rods (spear)

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 90–246


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Beg. West, Pyramid 106

Dimensions

dia 1.3 x L 15.5 cm (1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-524

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Three fragments of much oxidized iron rods (Spear?). Two of these fragments fit together to form a section about 15.5 cm in length. The third fragment is evidently (diameter oxidization, splitting) from the same object, but is shorter in length and does not fit on to either of the first two.

Provenance

From Beg. West, Pyr. 106 1921: 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