Quiver

Nubian
Meroitic Period
mid-2nd–early 4th century


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe; Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe (Beg.)

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 42.3 x 10 cm (16 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.963.1

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Cylindrical quiver with hinged lid and carrying chain. Three bells attached by wire links. Quiver has an incised banded decoration. Eleven of the original (poisoned) arrows as well as eleven arrow points of various material including bone, slate, iron and bronze are included in the photograph.

Provenance

From Meroe, west cemetery, tomb W. 122. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition