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Pommel

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Fragment of end of oval pommel complete; chip at one end and broken at the other. Encrusted with dirt and resin (?).

Provenance

From Kerma, K 441. 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: 4 x 4.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.2050

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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