Dagger

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIV B-65

Dimensions

Overall (Blade): 28.6 x 2.5 cm (11 1/4 x 1 in.) Overall (Pommel): 8.2 x 4.5 cm (3 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

14.1491

Medium or Technique

Bronze, Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Dagger blade (thin) with four rivets in place. Mounted with an ivory handle, trapezoidal with rounded edges, 3 rivets in place, plus 2 empty holes.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KIV B-65. 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