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Mace head inscribed for King Teti

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Limestone, pear-shaped. Of King Teti, the first king of Dynasty 6. Inscribed with his name and titles.

Provenance

From Saqqara, near the pyramid of King Teti. 1906: excavated by Cecil Firth in the cemeteries around the royal pyramid; 1924: given to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Gift of Service des Antiquités d'Égypte

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Teti, 2350–2338 B.C.

Object Place

Saqqara, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.8 x 6.5 cm (2 11/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.601

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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