Pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1061

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 11 cm (2 3/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2059

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Ivory dagger pommel curved in shape. One large split down the side. Deep depression on one side. Two copper rivets and small fragment of haft remaining.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1061, 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