This conical macehead is made of a black stone (diorite). It has been chipped and mended. This type of macehead usually dates to the Naqada I Period (4000-3500 BCE). The Naqada Period is named after the type site in Upper Egypt, just north of Thebes. It is probably from Abydos, and was purchased by Wellcome from the MacGregor collection in 1922.
Gilbert, G.P. 2004 'Weapons, warriors and warfare in Early Egypt'.
- Wellcome Number
- Other Identity
- 1723 (small rectangular label with '1723' written thereon in red ink) | 318 (round label on object- presumed to be a VA Donohue number) | 933H
- Last modified: 29 Jun 2022