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Arrowhead

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Tan, triangular arrowhead with incurving edges, short tang, incomplete retouch. Bulbous butt end, tapering to a long, thin point.

Provenance

Said to be from the Faiyum. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1395-03.1469) for £4/16s. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Faiyum Neolithic, 5200–4000 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 0.3 x 1.1 cm (1 1/4 x 1/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1437

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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