Bronze dagger with wood and ivory handle

Nubian
Mid-Classic Kerma
about 1660–1630 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, South Cemetery, K 1065

Dimensions

Height x width: 52 x 6.3 cm (20 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.4016

Medium or Technique

Bronze, ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze blade, with flat ivory handle, joined to blade with wooden side pieces, which are fastened with bronze rivets; traces of leather sheath.

Provenance

From Kerma, South Cemetery, K 1065. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition