Mace head

Nubian
Napatan Period
369–340 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. S.), Tomb 24

Dimensions

a) diameter 5.1 cm (head), diameter 2.4 cm (bottom), H 5.9 cm, diameter 3.1 cm (ring around neck); b) diameter 5.0 cm (head), diameter 2.4 cm (bottom), H 5.6 cm, diameter 3.1 cm (ring around neck).

Accession Number

21-1-35a,b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Mace (or staff) head, remains of white cement inside, hollow of head filled out with black paste.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. S.), Tomb 24. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition