Dagger

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Cemetery S, K 420x

Dimensions

Overall: 45 x 3.8 cm (17 11/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1460a-c

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze. Blade and part of wooden handle, with several fastening bolts, and traces of cloth scabbard.

Provenance

From Kerma, K420x. December 1913: 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