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Lance fragments

Iron lance, broken and incomplete. Three fragments of the hollow shaft and one fragment of the base of the blade.

Provenance

From Meroe Beg W 831 debris. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Other:Dia. 1 x 19 cm (3/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-618

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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