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Harpoon point

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Bone (or ivory) harpoon with double barbed point.


From Mesaid. [tomb unknown, but probably on photo B968]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Mesaid, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 12.8 x 1.8 x 1 cm (5 1/16 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bone or ivory


The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Traps, Nets, Hooks