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Bronze dagger with gilded hilt and rivets and ivory pommel.

Provenance

From Kerma: cemetery M, grave 48. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan. (Accession date unknown)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.11796b

Medium or Technique

Bronze, ivory, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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