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Pomel, grip and part of blade preserved. Imitation of the ivory cresent shaped pomels of Kerma?


From Deir el-Bersha, Terrace debris between tombs 13 and 20. May 1915; May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Length: 195 mm (7 11/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


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