mid-2nd–early 4th century
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe; Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe (Beg.)
Length x diameter: 42.3 x 10 cm (16 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Drents Museum, Assen, The Netherlands, December 15, 2018 – May 5, 2019
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition