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Dagger blade

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Short Copper-bronze dagger blade. No handle. Slightly bent. Remains of scabbard adhering to surface. Metal in good condition. Two rivets remaining.


From Kerma, KIV B no. 51. 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: 20.3 cm; width at greatest point: 1.9 cm; depth: 0.2 cm

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Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze


The Ancient World


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