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Dagger - blade, pommel and rivets

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(a) Blade complete with three rivets in place, bent at base. (b) Flat ivory pommel in fragments (only 1 present), but almost complete with two rivets in place. Small fragments of ivory grip.


From Kerma, KX B-409. 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 20.0 x 2.3 cm pommel 7.0 x 3.8 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper and Ivory


The Ancient World


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