Sword

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K 1600 B4

Dimensions

Overall: 3 x 17.3 cm (1 3/16 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1462

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Bronze. Blade; slightly bent. Tang broken off showing three of the rivet holes and one rivet in place.

Provenance

From Kerma, K 1600 B4. January 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan; 1920: Received by the MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition