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Wooden bow from southern Egypt

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
2061–1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Depth: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4909

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Wooden hunting bow; splintered at the ends. Displayed with a complete wooden and metal tipped arrow, which has no number.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: March 25, 1992)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way