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Bundle of model arrows

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This is a bundle of model arrows made from reed sticks, held together by a linen band. The tips are painted red, and the opposing ends are notched and painted with a black design to indicate fletching.


From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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