Dagger blade and rivets

Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KIV B no. 10


Overall: 2.5 x 24.5 cm (1 x 9 5/8 in.) Overall (Rivets): 1.3 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Copper or bronze

Not On View


The Ancient World


Swords, daggers, knives

Dagger blade. Some surface corrosion and staining. Otherwise in good condition. Top bent with one rivet remaining. 7 loose rivets. Corroded. One corroded rivet is missing its head, there is a small copper disc with a hole in the center.


From Kerma, KIV B no. 10. 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