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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

20.2090

Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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