Dagger pommel

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 35x

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 5.2 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2065

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Lunate ivory dagger pommel. Brown in color. Some surface chips missing. One wooden dowel in center and two copper rivets on one side of handle.

Provenance

From Kerma, K N35x. March 1915: 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