Pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1803x

Dimensions

Overall: 7.2 x 11.3 cm (2 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2051

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

End of oval pommel. Broken at one end with small chip at other. Encrusted with dirt with some root marks and salt encrustation.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1803x. January 1914: 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