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Mace Head: E.17.1898

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20

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Mace Head

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Description

Limestone mace head. This form is known as pear shape. Mace heads are symbolic of the power of the king. The ruler of is often shown on temple reliefs smiting Egyptian enemies with such a weapon. A wooden stick (now missing would have been pushed through the drilled core of the mace so that it could be used as a weapon.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 6 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1898) by Egyptian Research Account

Dating

Predynastic
Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved
Drilled

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.17.1898
Primary reference Number: 49558
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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