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Mace head

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Ceremonial; pear shaped, hole lengthwise, smaller at large end; broken and mended, chips missing; faded blue glaze.

Provenance

From Kerma II B, January 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Classic Kerma, about 1700–1550 B.C.

Object Place

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 5.5 cm (2 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1294

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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