Dagger

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, B-36-1

Dimensions

Length (blade): 26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1481a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze. Blade complete with four rivets in place. End of ivory crescent pomel and five loose rivets.

Provenance

From Kerma, tomb B- 36-1. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition and assigned to the MFA by the Sudanese government; 1920: Received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition