Dagger blade and rivets

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KXB

Dimensions

Handle: length: 8.4 cm; width: 5.1 cm; depth: 0.6 cm. Blade: length: 19.6 cm; width (at greatest): 1.3 cm; depth: 0.2 cm.

Accession Number

20.2078a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Two rivets attached to remains of the haft, very badly decayed. Badly encrusted. Some brown staining. Six additional loose rivets.

Provenance

From Kerma KXB, sacrificial corridor, object 424. 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