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Fragments of spearheads

Two fragments of copper spearheads


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 10, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA. Also noted on the cover of box "Between coffin 4 and E wall of chamber."

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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