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Pear-shaped mace head

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Provenance

From Hierakonpolis. 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 or Early Dynastic Period, 3700–3100 B.C.

Dimensions

H. 4 cm, Diameter 6 cm

Accession Number

98.1018

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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