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Dagger blade and rivets

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Two rivets attached to remains of the haft, very badly decayed. Badly encrusted. Some brown staining. Six additional loose rivets.

Provenance

From Kerma KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 424. 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

Handle: length: 8.4 cm; width: 5.1 cm; depth: 0.6 cm. Blade: length: 19.6 cm; width (at greatest): 1.3 cm; depth: 0.2 cm.

Accession Number

20.2078a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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