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Arrowhead or lancehead

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Large triangular arrowhead or lancehead. Tanged, retouched flanges, bifacially retouched.


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.


Overall: 2.7 x 6 x 0.7 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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