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Dagger - blade, partial grip, rivets

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Blade complete and part of badly decayed wood or bone grip. Six rivets in place plus three loose. Traces of cloth scabbard.


From Kerma, KIV B-49. 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: 3.1 x 38.1 cm (1 1/4 x 15 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper, Wood & Ivory


The Ancient World


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