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Bundle of model arrows

This is a bundle of seventeen model arrows made of reed sticks, held together by a linen band. The tips are painted red, and the opposing ends are notched and painted with a black design to indicate fletching.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

21.437

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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