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Pommels

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Two sword pommels. Flat type. One about complete with three rivets, the other incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, X. March 1914: 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: 4.5 x 14 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1479.1-2

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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