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Dagger blade and pommel

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Pommel: Trapezoidal ivory pommel. One large and three small loose fragments. Three rivets attached. Blade: Copper-bronze blade with heavy encrustation and chipping at edges. Two rivet holes on blade. Small piece missing at attachment point.


From Kerma, KXB , sacrificial corridor, object 411.1914: 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)


Pommel: L: 11.0 cm W. (extant): 4.5 cm D: 0.4 cm Blade: L: 22.7 cm W: 2.5 cm D: 0.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory


The Ancient World


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