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Mace head

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Half a piriform mace head with central hole. White. Very battered or eroded in one spot on good side. Inscribed with a Horus falcon atop a "serekh" with the name of Khafre incised

Provenance

From: Giza G 7200 : debris Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Stone: 7.1 x 6.5 cm (2 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-4-2

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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