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Model arrows

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


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

Accession Number

15-5-91

Medium or Technique

Reed

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

This is a small bundle of reed model arrows, most with one end striped black to indicate fletching and the other end colored red. 9 present, tied together with (modern) linen band. A few additional reed/stick fragments are present, one of which is a model adze or upper portion of a was-scepter.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 4, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition