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Nubian Dagger

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Aug 21, 2014 | 3:59 PM EDT
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202 x 800 px
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weapon
african
still-life
nubian

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Sketch of a Nubian bronze dagger from Kerma, Sudan, which dates back to circa 1750 BC. This particular dagger was actually pretty small with a length of 17 cm (or less than 7 inches) and was found buried in a child's grave. I'm guessing it was some kind of toy for the kid to practice his fighting skills at a young age. The blade's design is similar to that of contemporary Egyptian weapons, but the ivory component in the handle is distinctly Nubian.