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Fragments of arrows

Fragments of three arrow points. One with part of wooden shaft.


Nubia, Meroe(Beg.)N 30, March, 1921. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, Aritenyesbokhe, A.D. 175–190


Meroe (Beg.), Nubia, Sudan

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Medium or Technique

Iron, wood


The Ancient World


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