Dagger

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 151x

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 6 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2063

Medium or Technique

Bronze, ivory (?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Lunate shaped dagger pommel. Brown in color with white encrustation. Good condition with two copper rivets remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 151x. April 1916: 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