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Stone Mace Head: E.27b.1898

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Current Location: Gallery 20


Stone Mace Head




Limestone mace head in a squat form. There is a hole drilled through the centre to allow attachment to a wooden rod. The object is photographed upside down. 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.

Measurements and weight

Height: 5.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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


Early Dynastic
About -3000 - About -2500

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.27b.1898
Primary reference Number: 49569
Oldadmincategory: S
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

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

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