This set of a cylindrical-shaped, leather quiver and arrows is from Ancient Egypt. The quiver measures approximately 50 centimeters in length and 10 centimeters in diameter, made of expertly stitched leather exhibiting both wear and preservation. Its external surface presents a primary tan color with darker patches indicating an extensive duration of contact and exposure throughout its 3500 years of existence.

The quiver's rim is fortified with strips of leather threading and rawhide, establishing an early form of a welt. This was likely to maintain the structure and durability of the quiver during usage in warfare scenarios. The original leather strap is still found attached to the mouth of the quiver, exhibiting significant wear but intact threading. The strap would have facilitated easy transport on the archer's back, allowing for optimal mobility during combat or hunting.

The set also includes a collection of 20 arrows, each approximately 60 centimeters long with shafts carved from rigid reed. The arrowheads comprise diverse materials such as bronze, bone, and different kinds of flint, sharpened for effective penetration. The arrows also illustrate an aerodynamic design for precision and efficacy. On the opposite end, each arrow features three feather fletchings securely attached using sinew bindings and pitch, optimizing the arrow's stability during flight.

Egyptian Museum in Cairo