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Disk-shaped macehead

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Diorite; hole through center; good condition; nick in edge.

Provenance

From el-Mahasna, Tomb H. 39. 1908-09, excavated by Edward R. Ayrton and W. L. S. Loat for the Egypt Exploration Fund. Given to the MFA by EEF 1909.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

el-Mahasna, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 2 cm (2 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.375

Medium or Technique

Pegmatitic hornblende diorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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