Dagger

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, KXB 370

Dimensions

Length: 37.5 cm W. (at greatest point) 3.2 cm D. 0.5 cm

Accession Number

20.2072

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper, ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

(a) Small ivory handle chip. (b)Five corroded rivets. (c) Long dagger copper-bronze blade not yet located. Scratch from lab analysis on rivets (?).

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 370. March 1914: 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