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Flat mace-head

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Granite; white spackled with black; hole drilled through center; sharp edge badly broken. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 25, no. 6 [M/25/6]. 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

Height x diameter: 2.5 x 9.7 cm (1 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.196

Medium or Technique

Granite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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