Disc shaped macehead
A disc-shaped syenite macehead that is slightly chipped. The disc-shaped macehead seems to have been produced earlier than the pear-shaped macehead, with both commonly found in graves. It is probably from Abydos and was a gift from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The object had previously been gifted to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth by John Bancroft Willans, a subscriber of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Society, who received the object in 1903.
Gilbert, Gregory Phillip 2004. Weapons, warriors and warfare in early Egypt. BAR International Series 1208. Oxford: Archaeopress. Needler, Winifred 1984. Predynastic and archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum: with a reexamination of Henri de Morgan's excavations based on the material in the Brooklyn Museum initially studied by Walter Federn and a special zoological contribution on the ivory-handled knife from Abu Zaidan by C. S. Churcher. Wilbour Monographs 9. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum. [p. 258]
- Other Identity
- 33 (Margaret Murray number)?
- Previous Owners
- Egypt Exploration Society | John Bancroft Willans (1881–1957) | University of Wales, Aberystwyth
- Gift, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth (24 Mar 1997)
- Last modified: 26 Sep 2021