About this object

Twenty-seven bone arrowheads and one piece of plant fibre rope (?). Petrie described them as "pieces of bone fittings from find 35" . On page 40 of his 1889 publication of the dig Petrie writes, "The Liverpool Museum is already so rich, that the ordinary small objects are not needed there, hence the following objects are such as are not so generally met with." This is certainly true of these bone pieces which Prof. Percy Newberry identified as arrowheads.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period; Ptolemaic
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tanis
  • Date made
    664 BC - 30 BC about
  • Materials
    Animal Bone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1886
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tanis
  • Date collected
    1883 - 1884
  • Measurements
  • Note
    From Flinders Petrie's 1883-4 excavations at Tanis, find spot 35.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • Tanis Part I, 1883-4

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Fund
    Date: 1889


  • Egypt Exploration Fund Excavations at Tanis1883 - 1884

    Start date: 1883
    End date: 1883
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Tanis 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.


Previous owners

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