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Lunate shaped dagger pommel. Brown in color with white encrustation. Good condition with two copper rivets remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 151x. April 1916: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2063

Medium or Technique

Bronze, ivory (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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