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Model bows and arrows

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Length: 73 cm (28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.894

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

This is a collection of 178 model bows, arrows, and misc. fragments. Most arrows are painted with red tips on one end and a black line design on the opposite end to indicate fletching.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition