Model knife

Nubian
Napatan Period
750–270 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, 704

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.6 x 13.1 cm (5/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.16754

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Knives, blades, scrapers

Model or ceremonial knife blade of sheet gold, with rivet near the butt end.

Provenance

From Nubia, Gebel Barkal, 704. 1916 : excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition