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Mace head

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Variation of the piriform type; carinated - squat with pronounced shoulder; large hole through center for hafting; few nicks around hole. This is a rarer form of mace head according to "Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum" (p. 260); object is similar to #147 in catalogue.

Provenance

From Hierakonpolis, 453-44. 1898: Excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account, given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account. (Accession date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, 2750–2649 B.C., or earlier

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Egypt

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.5 x 6 cm (1 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1016

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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