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Mace head

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Alabaster biconical macehead, cylindrical hole vertically part way through containing remains of wooden haft, transverse hole with remains of wooded pin for holding haft in place.

Provenance

From Kerma, K321: 2. February 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.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 4.6 cm (1 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1144

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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