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Bronze dagger with wood and ivory handle

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Bronze blade, with flat ivory handle, joined to blade with wooden side pieces, which are fastened with bronze rivets; traces of leather sheath.


From Kerma, South Cemetery, tomb K 1065. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Mid-Classic Kerma, about 1660–1630 B.C.

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia, Sudan


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width: 52 x 6.3 cm (20 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze, ivory


The Ancient World


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