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Dagger blade and pommel

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Pommel: Trapezoidal ivory pommel in good condition. Two rivets attached. One loose rivet. Blade: Heavily encrusted copper-bronze blade. Brown and black accretions. Three rivets attached.


From Kerma, KIV B no. 58. 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: 11.4 cm W: 5.7 cm D: 0.9 cm Blade: L: 24.5 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