Pommel

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 148x

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 4.7 cm (1/2 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.2064

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Small lunate ivory dagger pommel. Yellowish in color with some brown staining at attachment for haft. Good condition.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN148x. April 1916: 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