Arrowhead

Nubian
Early Napatan Period
860–840 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), El Kurru, Tumulus I

Dimensions

Length: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.360

Medium or Technique

Flint

Out on Loan

On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Arrowhead of white flint (?) with rose patches. Tip of one barb is broken off.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Tum. 1. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition