Knives

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe (Beg.), W 5; Object Place: Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

13.2 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm (5 3/16 x 7/8 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-1-166a

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Warfare, hunting, fishing

Four knives with hook handles -all broken

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 5 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition