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Lot 16: Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Serpentine Mace-Head.

Antiquities and Islamic Art

by Heritage of Civilization Inc

October 23, 2016

Brooklyn, NY, USA

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  • Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Serpentine Mace-Head.
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Description: An Egyptian Pre-Dynastic Serpentine Mace-Head, ca 3500-3200 BC,the heavy spherical form pierced longitudinally for attachment to a wooden shaft, the exterior polished to a smooth finish.A mace is a basic hand-held weapon, half-way 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 the King Scorpion and King Narmer of Dynasty 1Provenance: Private NY collectionSize : 8 cm x 6.5 cm

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