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Fragments of dagger

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(a): Blade complete riveted into bone grip (fragmentary) (b): Ivory pommel separate but complete. Fragments of cloth scabbard and cords.


From Kerma, K309 -24, December 1913: 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)


Overall: 4 x 22 cm (1 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper


The Ancient World


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