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Dagger - blade, pommel and rivets

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Blade with three rivets in place and one loose. Flat ivory Pommel with three rivets in place. Fragments complete.

Provenance

From Kerma, KX B-372. 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

Blade: 25.5 x 2.2 cm; pommel: 10.0 x 5.0 cm

Accession Number

20.1475a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper and Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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