Model dagger

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 195 mm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.391

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Pomel, grip and part of blade preserved. Imitation of the ivory cresent shaped pomels of Kerma?

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, Terrace debris between tombs 13 and 20. May 1915; May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition