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Dagger blade, pommel and rivets

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Dagger, pommel and remains of scabbard. Dagger and pommel broken in three places.Lunate ivory handle with wood haft. Pommel: encrusted with dirt. One rivet attached, otherwise good condition. Wood haft broken in center, two rivets remaining in loose top portion. Bits of leather scabbard...

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From Kerma. KB105x. 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


L: 30.5 cm W: 5.0 cm D: 1.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory


The Ancient World


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