Mace head

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Object Place: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus II B

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 5.5 cm (2 1/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1294

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Ceremonial; pear shaped, hole lengthwise, smaller at large end; broken and mended, chips missing; faded blue glaze.

Provenance

From Kerma II B, January 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition