Piriform mace head
Predynastic–Early Dynastic Period, Naqada II–Dyn. 1
2960–2770 B.C., or earlier
Findspot: Egypt, Hierakonpolis
Height x diameter: .063 x .06
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Limestone; cone shape (piriform), bottom and sides rounded, hole double drilled through center. Discolored black in places; eroded or battered on one side. Appears to be a pencil “Z” or “N” on object.
From Hierakonpolis. 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)
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