Pear-shaped mace head

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–3
3100–2630 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 490/4

Dimensions

H. 7.8 cm, Diameter 6.8 cm

Accession Number

11.2391

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 490/4. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition March 2, 1911; awarded to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition