Pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1621-11

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 7.9 cm (1 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2058

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Trapezoidal ivory dagger pommel. In good condition but with salt encrustation. Three copper rivets remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1621-11. March 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