Dagger and pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K1098x

Dimensions

Length: of pommel: 7 cm W. of pommel: 3.5 Dagger blade: Length: 13.2 cm W: 2.0 cm

Accession Number

20.2089

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Ovoid Ivory pommel broken in half with 3 rivets. Copper Bronze Dagger blade is heavily corroded with three rivets attached.

Provenance

From Kerma, K1098X. 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