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One of 13 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, 01.7385-01.7393.


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)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Abydos, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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