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Rivet and handle from dagger

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Large fragment of sword handle, with one rivet still attached to handle, plus two loose rivets, all from bronze dagger.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1600 A(4). 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 3.8 x 1.1 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1132

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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