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Worn pointed end. Ancient split bound with rawhide. In two fragments.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1612x. February 1914: 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, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 50.5 x 0.9 cm (19 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1398a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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