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Dagger blade, pommel and rivets

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Pommel: Pommel is one main piece and two large fragments. Waxy surface coating (?) on top side only. Coating is cracking. Trapezoidal shape. One rivet attached. Blade: Copper-bronze blade with heavy encrustation and chipping at edges. Four rivet holes in blade. Four rivets (c): three are...

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From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 101. 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, Sudan (Nubia)


Legacy dimension: Pommel: L: 8.5 cm W. (extant): 4.7 cm D: 0.9 cm Blade: L: 25.1 cm W: 2.3 cm D: 0.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory


The Ancient World


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