Dagger and pommel

Early Kerma
2400–1700 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN96


L: 28.5 cm W: 4.6 cm D: 1.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bronze or copper and Ivory

Not On View


The Ancient World


Swords, daggers, knives

Pommel is attached. Haft and pommel carved out of single piece of wood. Attached with three rivets to dagger blade. With remains of leather scabbard. Handle in good condition with some remains of scabbard adhering. Blade encrusted with organic (?) matter. Metal in good condition. Approximately 10 additional pieces of leather scabbard.


From Kerma, KN96 no. 2. 1916: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