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Mace handle with leather hafting

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This includes many fragments of leather, wood, and ceramic. There are 5 ceramic fragments that are cone-shaped and have crimp marks on the base. There are also fragments of wood with small strips of leather wound around them and other wood and leather fragments. They were found in a wooden...

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Bahan. (ASN 17/88). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.


Nubia, Egypt


Overall (largest wooden fragment): 10.4 x 5.6 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, ceramic, and wood


The Ancient World


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