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early 1st millennium B.C.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Central Asian; Caucasus; Georgian
Creator Name-CRT: Caucasus Mountain region
Title: Arrowheads
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 0
Creation Date: early 1st millennium B.C.
Creation Place: Caucasus Mountain region
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: L. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)

In the early first millennium B.C., the area of the Southern Caucasus and northwestern Iran was inhabited by many different tribes of varying wealth and power . Many characteristics of these groups are known primarily from grave goods found in their cemeteries. Although there is great variation in artistic styles from place to place and time to time in this area, the weapons seem to be widely distributed and shared by many groups.

One class of weapons excavated in northwestern Iran and the Southern Caucasus is the cast bronze arrowhead with a triangular head, raised midrib, and tang (shaft) that is usually square or rectangular in section. This type seems to have been used in small numbers even when generally replaced by socketed bronze arrowheads in this area in about the seventh century B.C.

AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 1991.314.3-.8
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan P. Rosen, 1991
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.1991.314.3-.8
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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