Mace head

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada II
2750–2649 B.C., or earlier


Object Place: Egypt, Hierakonplois; Findspot: Egypt, Hierakonplois

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.5 x 6 cm (1 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1016

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Variation of the piriform type; carinated - squat with pronounced shoulder; large hole through center for hafting; few nicks around hole.
This is a rarer form of mace head according to “Predynastic and Archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum” (p. 260); object is similar to #147 in catalogue.

Provenance

From Hierakonpolis, 453-44. 1898: Excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account, given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.
(Accession date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription