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Dagger

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Bronze. Blade and part of wooden handle, with several fastening bolts, and traces of cloth scabbard.

Provenance

From Kerma, K420x. December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 45 x 3.8 cm (17 11/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1460a-c

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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