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Dagger - blade, pommel and rivets

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Blade complete with four rivets in place and a fifth attached. Fragments of ivory flat ivory pommel with one rivet.

Provenance

From Kerma, KX B-340. 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: blade 41.0 x 3.5 cm pommel 13.5 x 6.0 cm

Accession Number

20.1474a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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