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Dagger

Nubian
Kerma


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Kerma, Cemetery S, K 425:2

Dimensions

Length: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1564a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze, wood or bone, ivory, cloth and possibly hair

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze blade set in wood or bone grip with rivets, ivory panel separate but fitting. Remains of sheath showing cloth and hair? Also box of small fragments.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Kerma - K 425-2, December 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition