Archer's loose - ROM2011_11751_40

ROM2011_11751_40

Archer's loose

Medium:Breccia
Geography: Excavated at Gebel Adda, Egypt (ancient Nubia)
Date: c. 300-400 AD
Period: Post-Meroitic Period
Dimensions:
3.1 x 4.2 cm
Object number: 973.24.979
Credit Line: Gift of the National Geographic Society
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Nubia
Description

An archer's loose is a thumb ring designed to protect the thumb during archery. Nubian archers wore rings of  stone over the end of the thumb, coming to rest at the outer edge of the outer joint.

Nubians were famous throughout the ancient world for their skill at archery.  When a warrior died, his equipment was buried with him.

Collection:
Nubia
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