Ovoid stone macehead



Accession Number
W939
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Warfare, hunting and fishing equipment, Mace
Period
Predynastic Period
Naqada II
Material
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Provenance
Egypt, Abydos
Measurements
Diameter: 60mm | Height: 32mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

An ovoid macehead in cream-pink coloured stone. It is from Abydos, and was purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection in 1922.

Bibliography

See Gilbert, G.P. 2004 'Weapons, warriors and warfare in Early Egypt' for information on maceheads.

Wellcome Number
A15768
Other Identity
1922d (MacGregor number written on the object) | 330 (small round white label)
Auction
Sotheby, Wilkinson, & Hodge: 26 Jun–06 Jul 1922, Lot 964
Previous Owners
Rev. William MacGregor (1848–1937) | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 26 Sep 2021

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