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Stone Mace Head: E.25.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20

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Stone Mace Head

Description

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

Find spot

  • Hierakonpolis Egypt

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

diorite? Granite

Techniques used in production

Carved Drilled

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.25.1898
Primary reference Number: 49566
Oldadmincategory: S
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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