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Arrowhead

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Tanged, leaf-shaped, tan arrowhead with bifacial retouch

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb of Mena. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: August 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Object Place

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 3.4 x 0.3 cm (3/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7297

Medium or Technique

Flint

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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