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Discoid mace head

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Black and white mottled porphyry. About 75% complete- a big chunk out of one side account for all the loss. In three pieces and repaired.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 744 [M/744]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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–IIa 3850–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .087 D.

Accession Number

13.3832

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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