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Dagger - blade and rivets

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Blade, no handle. Blade slightly bent but in good condition. Black surface accretions from decayed scabbard. Three complete rivets (b) remaining.


From Kerma, KX B-271. 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, Sudan (Nubia)


Length: 24.8 cm W. 2.5 cm (at greatest point) D. 0.2 cm

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper


The Ancient World


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