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Pommel

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End of oval pommel. Broken at one end with small chip at other. Encrusted with dirt with some root marks and salt encrustation.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1803x. January 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 11.3 cm (2 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2051

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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