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Mace head

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Mace (or staff) head, remains of white cement inside, hollow of head filled out with black paste.


From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. S.), Tomb 24. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 369–340 B.C.


Meroe (Beg. S.), Nubia (Sudan)


a) diameter 5.1 cm (head), diameter 2.4 cm (bottom), H 5.9 cm, diameter 3.1 cm (ring around neck); b) diameter 5.0 cm (head), diameter 2.4 cm (bottom), H 5.6 cm, diameter 3.1 cm (ring around neck).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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