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Dagger and pommel

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Pommel: Fragments of pommel remaining. Badly split and stained green. One rivet attached. Approximately in seven fragments. Blade: Copper-bronze blade. Heavily encrusted but in good condition. Four rivets attached.

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 386. 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, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Pommel (largest fragment): L: 8.0 cm W: 3.6 cm D: 0.6 cm / Blade: L: 29.5 cm W: 2.7 cm D: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

20.2080

Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze and Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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