Dagger blade

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KXB 405

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 x 1.1 cm (3/4 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2069

Medium or Technique

bronze or copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Long thin copper-bronze dagger blade (a). No handle. c.=Three loose corroded rivets and two rivets stuck together. Brown staining from scabbard.

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial coridor, object 405. 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