Mace head

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 x 3 x 3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2962

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Mace head in the form of a papyriform column vapital in variegated dark and light blue and yellow-green faience; pierced lengthwise; broken and mended.

Provenance

Hay Collection. Gift of C. Granville Way By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection,Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way