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An Egyptian Indurated Limestone Mace Head, Pre-Dynastic Period, ca. 3500 - 3200 BCE
Regular price$950 USD
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The teardrop-shaped head pierced longitudinally for attachment to a wooden shaft, carved from a creamy indurated limestone.
Background:The mace is a basic hand-held weapon, halfway between a club and a hammer. Symbols of military might, Egyptian iconography is rife with depictions of Egyptian leaders smiting enemies with a mace, and some of the earliest tangible documentation of Dynastic Egypt was provided by ceremonial mace-heads, such as that of King Scorpion and King Narmer of Dynasty 1.
Condition: Surface pitting and cosmetic repairs to base otherwise in very good condition overall.
Provenance: Private Virginia collection, acquired from the English trade in the early 2000s.
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