Discoid mace head

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–IIa 3850–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 744

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .087 D.

Accession Number

13.3832

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Black and white mottled porphyry. About 75% complete- a big chunk out of one side account for all the loss. In three pieces and repaired.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 744 [M/744]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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