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Pear-shaped macehead

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Stone; pinkish with opaque white spots; fine-grained; hole drilled through center; good condition. From Mesa'eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 47, no. 16. [M/47/16]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian Government. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic, Nagada IIc (Gerzean) Period, 3650–3300 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Egypt

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 6.7 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.194

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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