Archer's arm-piece of overall triangular shape. Either end of the part intended to go round the wrist is pierced twice for the insertion of a lace. It bears repoussé decoration composed of geometrical motifs and panels of lotus flowers. This type of object, sometimes shown on stelae of Middle Kingdom archers or on the wrist of New Kingdom kings in hunting scenes, has rarely been found in excavations. Its function was to protect the left wrist of an archer at the moment when he fired an arrow.
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