Pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1001

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 10.5 cm (2 3/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2053

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Oval dagger pommel. One side badly weathered other side encrusted with dirt. Many small fractures on both surfaces.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1001. 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