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Spindle-shaped arrow points

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Thirteen spindle shaped arrow points like 22-2-144, there are only 9 now.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 122A 1921: 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, Meroitic Period, A.D. 90–246

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

.6 x 9 cm (1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-145

Medium or Technique

Slate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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