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Knives

Four knives with hook handles -all broken

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 5 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 90–50 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Findspot

Meroe (Beg.), Nubia

Dimensions

13.2 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm (5 3/16 x 7/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-166a

Medium or Technique

Iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, & fishing