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Arrow points

Eighty arrow points, most of which are the two barb type (like 22-2-147) but several are the six barb type (22-2-149) and some were perhaps the four barb form (like 22-2-148) There are also six shanks with collars like 22-2-143;

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

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 90–246

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-150

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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