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Dagger

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Bronze. Blade complete with four rivets in place. End of ivory crescent pomel and five loose rivets.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb B- 36-1. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government; 1920: Received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length (blade): 26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1481a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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