Mediterranean Quiver [Object of the Day #87]

October 18, 2012



Today’s object is only a fragment of a quiver that has been broken at the top. It is coated in a very dark green patina with a lighter, rough interior. The upper right hand corner of the inside has an area of red corrosion. This hints that a metal object may have come in contact with the quiver. The object’s frieze shows several figures wearing square, horned headdresses and and fringed robes. Each figure appears to be holding a small bucket.

Penn Museum Object #67-39-26

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