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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.


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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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


Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze and Ivory


The Ancient World


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