Tanged arrowhead

Period:
Neolithic Period, Buto–Merimda–Maadi
Date:
ca. 4500–4000 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Western Delta, Merimda Beni Salama, Vienna Academy of Science excavations 1929–30
Medium:
Flint
Dimensions:
L: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert Rothbart, 1933
Accession Number:
33.4.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
Excavated by Hermann Junker for the Vienna Academy of Sciences, 1929-1930. Received by the excavators in the division of finds and distributed to donors, including Albert Rothbart, 1932-33. Donated to the Museum by Rothbart, 1933.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 12, fig. 2.