Dagger blade, pommel, and rivets
about 1700–1550 B.C.
Findspot: Sudan (Nubia), Kerma, KXB 84
Blade: length: 17.0 cm; width (at greatest): 3.3 cm; depth: 0.2 cm. Pommel: length: 8.4 cm; width: 5.5 cm; depth: 0.4 cm.
Medium or Technique
Bronze or copper, Ivory, tortoise
Not On View
(a) Badly bent blade at right angle with remains of haft attached. Two rivets remaining attached to blade. Blade corroded and badly encrusted. Additional fragments of haft. (b) Concave oval pommel. Pommel loose. Some chips missing, but otherwise in good condition. Some dirt adhering to surface. One rivet and remains of haft attached to pommel. (c) Strip of bronze or copper for attaching blade (tops of rivets corroded together).
From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 84. 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