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Five boxes of fragments of arrows with iron points

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Fragments of arrows with iron points found in the quiver 24.963.1. The shaft is a reed with notched butt (strengthened with a thread, 0.5mm band). A narrow black strip on the side of each butt is the mark where perhaps a single feather has been glued on (decayed organic fibers, perhaps feathers...

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From Meroe, west cemetery, tomb W. 122. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, mid-2nd–early 4th century


Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)


L:17-59 cm; reed Length: ca. 33 cm; wooden spindle Length: ca. 5 cm; head Length: 3.5-4 cm.

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Medium or Technique

Wood, iron


The Ancient World


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