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Arrowhead

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One of thirteen ivory arrowheads; one end carved to smooth point, the other tapered for insertion into arrow shaft. Surfaces generally well smoothed; traces of paint. For others in series see: 01.7383-01.7391, 01.7393.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb of Djer. 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: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, reign of Djer, 2926–2880 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Range of Heights: 9.5 to 4.5 cm (3 3/4 to 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7392

Medium or Technique

Bone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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