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Spindle shaped arrow points

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 90–246


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyramid 122A

Dimensions

.6 x 11.9 cm (1/4 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-144

Medium or Technique

Bone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

Twenty spindle shaped arrow-points. one end roughly sharpened was set in reed; the well sharpened end was the point, they are incomplete.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 122A. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition