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Pommel

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Slightly curved ivory pommel, bad split on one side, encrusted with dirt and red ochre with one copper rivet still attached. Complete.

Provenance

From Kerma, KB15 #7. 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: 5 x 10 cm (1 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2048

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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