Egyptian Banded Alabaster Mace Head
C. 3500-3000 BC – Pre-Dynastic
An interesting piriform alabaster mace head with a cylindrical drill hole in the centre for the wooden shaft. This round or “piriform” mace head replaced the disk-type mace during the Naqada II period of Pre-Dynastic Egypt and was used throughout Egypt and the Levante.
In excellent condition with typical surface marks and intact.
Provenance: Ex G. Bingham Collection, Utah. Ex American Gallery, 2012.
Size: 38mm x 64mm