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Pear Shaped Mace Head

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Indurated limestone. Early Dynastic Period, Dynasties 1-3. 3050-2613 B.C. From Zawiyet el-Aryan, tomb 490/4. Disc-shaped mace heads are replaced by pear-shaped mace heads in the Naqada II period; the shape never changes during the remaining 3,000 years of Pharaonic history.

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