Dagger and Sheath

Unidentified Arab maker


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possibly late 19th century, collected about 1900

Wood and brass

Overall: 24 5/8 × 15 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (62.5 × 40 × 3.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Emmet Hay Naylor, Class of 1909



Place Made: Northern Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 58


Collected by Brigadier General William Keith Naylor (1874-1942), about 1900; given to his brother, Emmett Hay Naylor (Class of 1909, 1884-1938), Springfield, Massachusetts; given to the present collection, 1932.

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