Discoid mace-head

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–II, 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 28

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .03 H. .063 W.

Accession Number

11.197

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Porphyry; black and white; hole drilled through center; sharp edge badly broken. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid [Mesa'eed] tomb 28, no. 2. [M/28/2]. 1910: 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