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Dagger - blade and rivets

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Blade complete with three rivets in place. Four loose metal rivets and 1 loose wooden peg.


From Kerma, KX B-394. 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: 1.8 x 16.5 cm (11/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper and Wood


The Ancient World


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