About this object

Bifacial tanged arrowhead. Light brown flint, carefully pressure flaked and oval in section with a sharp point, slightly serrated edges and a tang.

From 'Tomb B18' that Petrie described as containing "objects of Mena, it is probable that they were tombs of his family" (Petrie 1901, p.8). Petrie goes on to describe the discovery of the flints, "some dozens of these were found in the filling of the pit. Some hundreds had, however, been already removed in the French work, though unfortunately not one of them now is to be found in the Cairo Museum" (Petrie 1901, p. 22).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Weapon
  • Culture
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos
  • Date made
    3200 BC - 3000 BC (Dynasty 0: Reign of Mena) about
  • Materials
    Flint
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1901
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Abydos: Umm el-Qaab
  • Date collected
    1901
  • Measurements
    4 mm x 37 mm x 7 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Egyptian Antiquities in the Liverpool Museum: a List of the Provenanced Objects

    Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund

    Author: Bienkowski, Piotr; Southworth, Edmund
    Publisher: Aris and Phillips Ltd
    Date: 1986
    Description:

  • The Making of Egypt

    Petrie, William Mathew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Mathew Flinders
    Publisher: The Sheldon Press
    Date: 1939
    Description:

  • The Royal Tombs of the Earliest Dynasties. 1901. Part II

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1901
    Description:

Events

  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Abydos 1899 - 1904

    Start date: 1899
    End date: 1899
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Fund. The museum provided financial sponsorship towards the costs and received a share of the finds that the Egyptian authorities allowed to be exported outside of Egypt. The museum subscribed to the 1899-1900 excavations and received 179 finds that were accessioned on 24 September 1900, accession series 24.9.00.56-126 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs...) The museum subscribed to the 1900-1901 excavations and received 114 finds that were accessioned on 14 October 1901, accession series 14.10.01.1-53 (mainly Early Dynastic finds from the Royal Tombs but also Middle Kingdom finds from tombs D79 and D81). The museum subscribed to the 1901-1902 Abydos excavations and received 57 finds that were accessioned on 16 September 1902, accession series 16.9.02.1-57 (...)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Egypt Exploration Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1901-10-14
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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