Pommels

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KXBx

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 14 cm (1 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

20.1479.1-2

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Two sword pommels. Flat type. One about complete with three rivets, the other incomplete.

Provenance

From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, X. March 1914: 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