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Dagger blade and rivets

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Dagger blade. Some surface corrosion and staining. Otherwise in good condition. Top bent with one rivet remaining. 7 loose rivets. Corroded. One corroded rivet is missing its head, there is a small copper disc with a hole in the center.


From Kerma, KIV B no. 10. 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: 2.5 x 24.5 cm (1 x 9 5/8 in.) Overall (Rivets): 1.3 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze


The Ancient World


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