Dagger - blade, pommel and rivet

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KX B-90

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: blade and grip 21.7 x 1.8 cm pomel 8.4 x 4.6 cm

Accession Number

20.1470a-c

Medium or Technique

Bronze or Copper & Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Child’s or ceremonial weapon. Blade with fragmentary bone or ivory grip attached by seven rivets. Blade, ivory pommel and grip seperate.

Provenance

From Kerma, KX B-90. 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