Stone disc shaped macehead



Accession Number
W938
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Drawers beneath stelae, Drawer 4
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Warfare, hunting and fishing equipment, Mace
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada I
Material
Stone/minerals
Measurements
Height: 22mm | Diameter: 62mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A disc shaped macehead of dark coloured stone with a flat top. The decoration consists of incised radiating lines. The type probably dates to the Naqada I Period (4000-3500 BCE).

Bibliography

Gilbert, G.P. 2004 'Weapons, warriors and warfare in Early Egypt'.

Other Identity
347 (printed on a rectangular serrated label) | 324 (written on a circular white label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 19–21 Dec 1906
Previous Owners
Robert de Rustafjaell (1859–1943) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 12 Jun 2022

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