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Arrow. Main shaft of reed with wooden end; point of crescent shaped flint set in cement. Originally had three feathers.


From Sheikh Farag. S.F.25c: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Reed, wood


The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Archery, Spears, Javelins