Pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 6002

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 5 cm (13/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2068a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Lunate shaped ivory dagger pommel. Split in two parts. Delaminating surface and some brown staining and salt encrustation.

Provenance

From Kerma, K6002 (?), 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