Mace handle with leather hafting
Predynastic Period, Naqada I
Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Khor Bahan, Cemetery 17, Grave 88
Overall (largest wooden fragment): 10.4 x 5.6 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Leather, ceramic, and wood
Not On View
This includes many fragments of leather, wood, and ceramic. There are 5 ceramic fragments that are cone-shaped and have crimp marks on the base. There are also fragments of wood with small strips of leather wound around them and other wood and leather fragments. They were found in a wooden box with “17/88 MACE HAFT” written on the lid in bright orange chalk. On the end of the box “Cem 17/88 Mace handles” was written in black ink.
Bahan. (ASN 17/88). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Archaeological Survey of Nubia