Disk-shaped macehead

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


Findspot: Egypt, el-Mahasna, Tomb H. 39

Dimensions

Overall: 5.8 x 2 cm (2 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.375

Medium or Technique

Pegmatitic hornblende diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Diorite; hole through center; good condition; nick in edge.

Provenance

From el-Mahasna, Tomb H. 39. 1908-09, excavated by Edward R. Ayrton and W. L. S. Loat for the Egypt Exploration Fund. Given to the MFA by EEF 1909.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription