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Throwing stick

Wood; each side decorated with six to seven rows of oblique incisions filled with white.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir. 1912: 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. Findspot Information: From Naga ed-Deir. N 12 / 9

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Accession Number

12.1241

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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