Macehead



Accession Number
W936
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Warfare, hunting and fishing equipment, Mace
Period
Predynastic Period
Neolithic Culture
Material
Stone/minerals
Measurements
Diameter: 51mm | Height: 45mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

An ovoid macehead made of black stone. Spherical forms are present in the Neolithic Period, but continue to be produced through to the Late Predynastic Period.

Bibliography

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

Other Identity
379 (rectangular serrated label) | 192C (rectangular white label with blue frame) | 316 (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: 26 Sep 2021

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