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Wood and leather fragments

Part of a wooden handle and some leather stained with green. Probably remains of a knife or dagger and it's sheath.


From Nubia, Kerma. KN 50-X. 1916 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, leather


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown