Dagger blade, pommel and rivets
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma
L: 30.5 cm W: 5.0 cm D: 1.5 cm
Medium or Technique
Bronze or copper and Ivory
Not On View
Dagger, pommel and remains of scabbard. Dagger and pommel broken in three places.Lunate ivory handle with wood haft. Pommel: encrusted with dirt. One rivet attached, otherwise good condition. Wood haft broken in center, two rivets remaining in loose top portion. Bits of leather scabbard adhering to surface. Blade: Lower part of haft attached with four rivets. Dagger blade in excellent condition with remains of scabbard still adhering.
From Kerma. KB105x. 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