Pear-shaped macehead

Egyptian
Predynastic, Nagada IIc (Gerzean) Period
3650–3300 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid (Mesa'eed), Tomb 47

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.5 x 6.2 cm (2 9/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.193

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

On View

Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Slate; gray; hole drilled through center; good condition. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 47, no. 17 [M/47/17]. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian Government.
(Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition