About this object

Bifacial flint arrow, barbed with long tang. Finely pressure flaked on both sides. Broken at the end. Marked in ink, "El Kab. Jan. 1902. Cas."

Sold at Sotheby's as part of the collection of Rev. Randolph Berens: Lot 103: "An Arrow Head, cherty flint, barbed and with a very long tang, 6 5/8 in. long; and two other Arrow Heads, with two long barbs each, but without tangs; two from El Kab, one from Abydos (3)" (1923 p. 9). This may have been sold to Talbot Ready who then sold it to Sir Francis Danson.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Predynastic Period (Naqada I - II)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elkab
  • Date made
    3500 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Bequest of Lt. Col. John Raymond Danson
  • Collector
    Michel Casira
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Elkab
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    156 mm x 15 mm x 4 mm
  • Related people
    Eleanor Frances Berens ( Previous owner); Randolph Humphrey Berens ( Previous owner); Michel Casira ( Collector, previous owner); Edith Danson ( Previous owner); Francis Chatillon Danson ( Previous owner); John Raymond Danson ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Museum Acquisitions, 1978 in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology vol. 66

    Bourriau, Janine (editor)

    Author: Bourriau, Janine (editor)
    Publisher: Egypt Exploraration Society
    Date: 1980
    Description: A list of Egyptian antiquities acquired in 1978 by museums in the United Kingdom. The article contains a complete list of the Danson collection of Egyptian antiquities acquired by World Museum in 1977.


Previous owners

  • John Raymond Danson

    Owned from: 1950-08-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1976-06-18
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Edith Danson

    Owned from: 1926-07-03
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1950-08-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Francis Chatillon Danson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1926-07-03
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Eleanor Frances Berens

    Owned from: 1922-12-22
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1923-06-19
    Disposal method: Sold
  • Randolph Humphrey Berens

    Owned from: 1902
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1922-12-22
    Disposal method: Bequest
  • Michel Casira

    Owned from: 1902
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1902
    Disposal method: Sold
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