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Pommel

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Ivory dagger pommel curved in shape. One large split down the side. Deep depression on one side. Two copper rivets and small fragment of haft remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1061, 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: 5.5 x 11 cm (2 3/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2059

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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