A fine Egyptian PreDynastic Chert Arrowhead, <br><em>Late Neolithic to Pre-Dynastic period, ca. 4200 - 3600 BCE</em>
A fine Egyptian PreDynastic Chert Arrowhead, <br><em>Late Neolithic to Pre-Dynastic period, ca. 4200 - 3600 BCE</em>

A fine Egyptian PreDynastic Chert Arrowhead,
Late Neolithic to Pre-Dynastic period, ca. 4200 - 3600 BCE

EX2206

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This finely knapped projectile point features a tapered body and two long points. It was made from chert, often called flint, found in the form of cobbles lying on the high desert's surface. Such points were attached to wooden shafts, and representations of men drawing bows with such examples can be seen on jars from the early Predynastic Period.

For a related example see: Hayes, A. "Scepter of Egypt, Part I - before 1600 BC" Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig 2, p.12.

Condition: The arrowhead is intact and in excellent condition overall.

Dimensions: Length: 1 7/16 inches

Provenance: Collection of Colonel Robert de Rustafjaell F.R.G.S. (1876-1943), acquired prior to 1909, purchased at one of the Rustafjaell sales held in 1906, 1913 and 1915 by Gustave Maurice Heckscher who then donated to the museum founded by his father; de-accessioned by Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island, New York, in 2012. Robert de Rustafjaell, aka Robert Fawcus-Smith, was a British collector and author who worked in Egypt as a geologist and mining engineer. After World War I, de Rustafjaell moved to the United States, where he lived under the name Col. Prince Roman Orbeliani.

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