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Archeological Object

Mace head (n. cat. 155264)

Mace head

A pyriform mace head with a smooth and polished surface; the original  stick is fixed with bitumen.
The mace heads are symbols of power that assert from the fourth millennium; at first the prevalent form "disc" then takes over the "pear shaped" type, described here.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 155264
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: The Giglioli Collection; bought in Florence; indication of origin from a tomb near Thebes.
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Mace head
  Title or subject:

Mace head

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Naqada II
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Syenite
  Height: 3,6
  Length: 52,5
  Diameter: 5,6
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet

2005-2007, Cappozzo M., “La collezione Egizia del Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini”, in Bullettino di Paletnologia Italiana, Vol. 96, p. 179, scheda 149, fig. 149.