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Discoid mace-head

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Porphyry; black and white; hole drilled through center; sharp edge badly broken. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 28, no. 2. [M/28/2]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .03 H. .063 W.

Accession Number

11.197

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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