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Iron rods (spear)

Three fragments of much oxidized iron rods (Spear?). Two of these fragments fit together to form a section about 15.5 cm in length. The third fragment is evidently (diameter oxidization, splitting) from the same object, but is shorter in length and does not fit on to either of the first two.

Provenance

From Beg. West, Pyr. 106 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

Beg. West, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

dia 1.3 x L 15.5 cm (1/2 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-524

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing