Dagger and pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KXB no. 386

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Pommel (largest fragment): L: 8.0 cm W: 3.6 cm D: 0.6 cm / Blade: L: 29.5 cm W: 2.7 cm D: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

20.2080

Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze and Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Pommel: Fragments of pommel remaining. Badly split and stained green. One rivet attached. Approximately in seven fragments. Blade: Copper-bronze blade. Heavily encrusted but in good condition. Four rivets attached.

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 386. 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