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Dagger blade

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Copper-bronze dagger blade. Very badly corroded. No handle. Two rivets remaining. Large amount of encrustation.


From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 31.1914: 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: 29 cm W. 2.9 cm (at greatest point) D. 0.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze


The Ancient World


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