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Dagger grip and rivets

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Fragment of sword grip with three rivets in place


From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, debris. 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.


Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 2.9 kg, 5.4 x 1.9 cm (6.4 lb., 2 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

wood and bronze


The Ancient World


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