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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.


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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper and Ivory


The Ancient World


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