Dagger blade and rivets
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIV B no. 10
Overall: 2.5 x 24.5 cm (1 x 9 5/8 in.) Overall (Rivets): 1.3 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Copper or bronze
Not On View
Dagger blade. Some surface corrosion and staining. Otherwise in good condition. Top bent with one rivet remaining. 7 loose rivets. Corroded. One corroded rivet is missing its head, there is a small copper disc with a hole in the center.
From Kerma, KIV B no. 10. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition