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Gold bow sheath

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Gold section of bow sheath. Corrugated sheet with edges soldered together. Rope pattern of twisted gold wire along the top joint.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe [Excav. date] Jan. 1922

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: D. 0.022 Length: 0.039

Accession Number

24.615

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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