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Pommel

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Fragment of badly weathered lunate shaped ivory dagger pommel with yellow and black staining.

Provenance

From Kerma, Tell I, Tr. 2, Rm. H. 1916: 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, Kerma, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 4.5 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.2066

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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