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Piriform mace head

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Limestone; cone shape (piriform), bottom and sides rounded, hole double drilled through center. Discolored black in places; eroded or battered on one side. Appears to be a pencil "Z" or "N" on object.

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–Early Dynastic Period, Naqada II–Dyn. 1, 2960–2770 B.C., or earlier

Findspot

Hierakonpolis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: .063 x .06

Accession Number

98.1017

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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