Pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1036

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 8.5 cm (1 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2057

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Ivory dagger pommel with remains of wood haft. Weathered with salt encrustation and some black staining.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1036. 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