Dagger and pommel

Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KXB no. 386


Legacy dimension: Pommel (largest fragment): L: 8.0 cm W: 3.6 cm D: 0.6 cm / Blade: L: 29.5 cm W: 2.7 cm D: 0.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze and Ivory

Not On View


The Ancient World


Swords, daggers, knives

Pommel: Fragments of pommel remaining. Badly split and stained green. One rivet attached. Approximately in seven fragments. Blade: Copper-bronze blade. Heavily encrusted but in good condition. Four rivets attached.


From Kerma, KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 386. 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