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Dagger with cartouche of Ahmose - ROM2018_16323_3


Dagger with cartouche of Ahmose

Medium:Cast bronze blade, ebony grip and travertine pommel, gold band and cartouche
Geography: Said to be from Abydos, Egypt
Date: c. 1560 BC
Period: Reign of Ahmose, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
34.4 × 4.1 cm
Object number: 910.97.2
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionThis elegant dagger may have been made for presentation as a gift or recognition of valour.  Its thin blade has a short tang which is not securely situated within the ebony grip.  It would not have been of much use in a real fight, but could have been used in rituals.
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