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Egg-Shaped Mace Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Egyptian alabaster (calcite)
DATES ca. 3500–3300 B.C
PERIOD Predynastic Period, Naqada II Period or later
DIMENSIONS 2 1/16 diameter x 2 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pear shaped mace-head of white marble with yellow interspersion with relatively wide perforation at base. Condition: Intact. Worn at openings of perforation.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Egg-Shaped Mace Head, ca. 3500–3300 B.C. Egyptian alabaster (calcite), 2 1/16 diameter x 2 1/8 in. (5.2 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 09.889.198. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.09.889.198_tlf.jpg)
IMAGE installation, To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum Broooklyn Installation (2010), CUR.09.889.198_tlf.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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