Mace head

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K321: 2

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 4.6 cm (1 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1144

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Alabaster biconical macehead, cylindrical hole vertically part way through containing remains of wooden haft, transverse hole with remains of wooded pin for holding haft in place.

Provenance

From Kerma, K321: 2. February 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