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Mace head

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Red veined pinkish body, hole drilled from both ends. The surface is scratched around the circumference of the widest part. Pear shaped.

Provenance

From Abydos, cemetery M near the Osiris temple enclosure [north section]; 55 by M12. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic–Early Dynastic Period, Naqada II–Dyn, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Stone: 4.4 x 5.5 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.02.13

Medium or Technique

Stone; marble (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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