Piriform mace head

Egyptian
Predynastic–Early Dynastic Period, Naqada II–Dyn. 1
2960–2770 B.C., or earlier


Findspot: Egypt, Hierakonpolis

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7 x 6 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.1020

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) or limestone?

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Axes, maces, clubs

Cylindrical, hole in center. Bulbous shape. Encrusted with calcium deposit? One side eroded on the surface.

Provenance

From Hierakonpolis, 453 (?). 1898: Excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account, given to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.
(Accession date: November 1, 1898)

** Number on object looks like 543**

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription