Dagger blade

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIV B no. 27

Dimensions

Length: 32 cm W. (at greatest point) 3.2 cm D. 0.3 cm

Accession Number

20.2073

Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Copper-bronze blade. No handle. Thin layer of green corrosion, otherwise in good condition. Encrusted surface. Four rivets remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, KIV B no. 27. 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