Arrows, knife, fragments of bronze

Meroitic Period
A.D. 30–175

Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, W 193; Object Place: Nubia, Sudan


b- 8.1 x 1.56 x 0.35 cm (3 3/16 x 5/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, iron

Not On View


The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, fishing

a-9 arrow heads, single barbed and fragments b-knife, traces of revetting to handle c-small strip of metal folded as band, probably attachment of knife to handle d-fragments of sheet metal and wire e-fragments of iron


From Meroe, W 193 January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition