Piriform mace head
Predynastic–Early Dynastic Period, Naqada II–Dyn. 1
2960–2770 B.C., or earlier
Findspot: Egypt, Hierakonpolis
Height x diameter: 7 x 6 cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) or limestone?
Not On View
Cylindrical, hole in center. Bulbous shape. Encrusted with calcium deposit? One side eroded on the surface.
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**
Egyptian Research Account by subscription