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Dagger pommel

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Lunate ivory dagger pommel. Brown in color. Some surface chips missing. One wooden dowel in center and two copper rivets on one side of handle.

Provenance

From Kerma, K N35x. March 1915: 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, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 5.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2065

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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