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Dagger blade

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Long thin copper-bronze dagger blade (a). No handle. c.=Three loose corroded rivets and two rivets stuck together. Brown staining from scabbard.


From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial coridor, object 405. 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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1.9 x 1.1 cm (3/4 x 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

bronze or copper


The Ancient World


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