Dagger - blade and rivets

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, KX B-271

Dimensions

Length: 24.8 cm W. 2.5 cm (at greatest point) D. 0.2 cm

Accession Number

20.2071

Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Blade, no handle. Blade slightly bent but in good condition. Black surface accretions from decayed scabbard. Three complete rivets (b) remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, KX B-271. 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