Copper knife

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K312-13

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 x 1.5 x 19.6 cm (1 1/16 x 9/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1798

Medium or Technique

copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze knife with bone handle attached by two rivets, blade heavily incrusted. Entire curved edge sharpened, no signs of wear, green deposit over most of blade, but mostly preserved, handle held on by 2 rivets.

Provenance

From Kerma, K312-13. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition