Mace head inscribed for King Teti

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Teti
2350–2338 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Saqqara

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.8 x 6.5 cm (2 11/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.601

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Limestone, pear-shaped. Of King Teti, the first king of Dynasty 6. Inscribed with his name and titles.

Provenance

From Saqqara, near the pyramid of King Teti. 1906: excavated by Cecil Firth in the cemeteries around the royal pyramid; 1924: given to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Gift of Service des Antiquités d'Égypte