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Piriform mace head


From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) Tomb 756 [M/756/3]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I (Amratian) 3850–3650 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

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Medium or Technique

Pegmatitic hornblende diorite


The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Axes, Maces, Clubs