Pommel

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KB15 #7

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 10 cm (1 15/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2048

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Slightly curved ivory pommel, bad split on one side, encrusted with dirt and red ochre with one copper rivet still attached. Complete.

Provenance

From Kerma, KB15 #7. 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