Stone conical shaped macehead



Accession Number
W934
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
Material
Stone/minerals (Breccia)
Measurements
Height: 64mm | Diameter (top): 53mm | Diameter (bottom): 24mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A conical shaped macehead made of orange mottled stone. It is from the Rustafjaell Collection.

Bibliography

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

Other Identity
378 (printed on a rectangular serrated label) | 326 (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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