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Arrowhead

One of nine arrow tips of semi-lunar form with straight cutting edge.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, tumulus 4. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1921: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

21.359

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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