Dagger blade and pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIV B

Dimensions

Pommel: L: 11.4 cm W: 5.7 cm D: 0.9 cm Blade: L: 24.5 cm W: 2.5 cm D: 0.3 cm

Accession Number

20.2084

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Pommel: Trapezoidal ivory pommel in good condition. Two rivets attached. One loose rivet. Blade: Heavily encrusted copper-bronze blade. Brown and black accretions. Three rivets attached.

Provenance

From Kerma, KIV B no. 58. 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