Mace head

Predynastic–Early Dynastic Period, Naqada II–Dyn
2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos


Stone: 4.4 x 5.5 cm (1 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Stone; marble (?)

Not On View


The Ancient World


Axes, maces, clubs

Red veined pinkish body, hole drilled from both ends. The surface is scratched around the circumference of the widest part. Pear shaped.


From Abydos, cemetery M near the Osiris temple enclosure [north section]; 55 by M12. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession date: January 1, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription