Dagger

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Blade: 32 x 3.1 x 2.6 cm (12 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

20.1472

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze. Blade complete; four rivet holes and three rivets in place. Bronze fitting from grip. Flat ivory pommel with two rivets in place; broken and incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb X-B 203, March 1914. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition