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Handle and rivets from dagger

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Sword handle with four rivets in place with fragment of ivory handle and two copper strips.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1600 C. 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: 5.7 x 1.9 cm (2 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1436

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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