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Fragments of arrowheads

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Twenty-six arrowheads (out of original fifty), Carnelian or Chalcedony (?) Some have black and yellow streaks in the transparent red mostly perfect. Form like 21-12-89. A few have a slight notch at the butt, which appears to be accidental.

Provenance

Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, 203–186 B.C.

Object Place

Meroë, Sudan

Dimensions

2.7 x 1.3 x .4 cm (1 1/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12459

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing