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Dagger - blade, pommel and rivets

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Child's or ceremonial weapon. Blade complete; two rivets in place and a third hole. Flat ivory pomel with two rivets in place.


From Kerma, KIV B-53. 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)


Legacy dimension: blade 12.2 x 1.4 pommel 6.2 x 3.5

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper & Ivory


The Ancient World


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