Dagger and pommel

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–1700 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN96

Dimensions

L: 28.5 cm W: 4.6 cm D: 1.5 cm

Accession Number

20.2085

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Pommel is attached. Haft and pommel carved out of single piece of wood. Attached with three rivets to dagger blade. With remains of leather scabbard. Handle in good condition with some remains of scabbard adhering. Blade encrusted with organic (?) matter. Metal in good condition. Approximately 10 additional pieces of leather scabbard.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN96 no. 2. 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