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Dagger and pommel

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Ovoid Ivory pommel broken in half with 3 rivets. Copper Bronze Dagger blade is heavily corroded with three rivets attached.


From Kerma, K1098X. 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)


Length: of pommel: 7 cm W. of pommel: 3.5 Dagger blade: Length: 13.2 cm W: 2.0 cm

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory


The Ancient World


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