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Archer's draw ring

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Quartz archer's draw ring, slightly flaring at one end.

Provenance

From Meroe. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1924: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 3rd century B.C.–3rd century A.D.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.5 x 5.0 cm

Accession Number

24.884

Medium or Technique

Quartz

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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