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Pommel

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Lunate shaped ivory dagger pommel. Split in two parts. Delaminating surface and some brown staining and salt encrustation.

Provenance

From Kerma, K6002 (?), 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: 2 x 5 cm (13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2068a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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