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Dagger

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(a) Small ivory handle chip. (b)Five corroded rivets. (c) Long dagger copper-bronze blade not yet located. Scratch from lab analysis on rivets (?).

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 370. March 1914: 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, Sudan (Nubia)

Dimensions

Length: 37.5 cm W. (at greatest point) 3.2 cm D. 0.5 cm

Accession Number

20.2072

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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