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mace head


Limestone mace head, pear shaped. 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


height 7.5 cm


Early Dynastic Period


about 3000 B.C. — 2500 B.C.


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



Accession Number

E.32a.1898 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 49584; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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