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Stone Mace Head


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Title/s

Stone Mace Head

Category

weapons

Name

mace head

Description

Limestone mace head, squat in form. There is a hole drilled through the centre to allow attachment to a wooden rod. The object is photographed upside down. Mace heads are symbolic of the power of the king. The ruler of is often shown on temple reliefs smiting Egyptian enemies with such a weapon.

Field Collection

Hierakonpolis Egypt

Dimensions

height 6 cm

Period

Predynastic
Early Dynastic Period

Date

about 3000 B.C. — 2500 B.C.

Provenance

given: Egyptian Research Account 1898 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

limestone

Accession Number

E.28e.1898 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 49575; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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