Pear-shaped macehead

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 6.7 cm (2 3/4 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.194

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Stone; pinkish with opaque white spots; fine-grained; hole drilled through center; good condition. From Mesa’eed.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 47, no. 16. [M/47/16]. 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