Pommel

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K441

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 4.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.2050

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Fragment of end of oval pommel complete; chip at one end and broken at the other. Encrusted with dirt and resin (?).

Provenance

From Kerma, K 441. 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