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Bronze dagger

Bronze. Blade complete with four rivets in place, band of incised lines down center of blade, grip missing, flat ivory panel in fragments and incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma - K 428-2. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: Received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

20.1559

Medium or Technique

Bronze and ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Swords, Daggers, Knives