ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PRE DYNASTIC STONE MACE HEAD, NAQADA II
Especially rare type of mace in perfect condition.
Predynastic, Naqada II, Ca. 3200-3000 BCA black polished stone mace head with edged flaring to a curved end, a central socket for attachment to a wooden handle. Maces were extensively used in Egypt and neighbouring Canaan from the middle of the 4th millennium BC to the middle of the 3rd. Using the mace required a rather great physical force. For a comparable type see: The Nation Museum of Scotland
Provenance: x Eric Strobel private collection, Germany