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Stone Mace Head: E.25.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20


Stone Mace Head




Stone mace head. This form of mace is known as disk type. 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 rod would have been placed through the centre in order to provide a handle for the mace. The object is photographed here upside down. This example is made out of granite.

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About -2500

Materials used in production

diorite? Granite

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.25.1898
Primary reference Number: 49566
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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