Egyptian Predynastic diorite mace head
Protodynastic, Naqada III period, Dynasty 0, Early Bronze Age, ca. 3200- 3000 B.C.
A carved black diorite piriform shaped mace head with a large central hole for mounting on a wooden handle.
Size: 5,8 x 4,7 cms.
Price: 650 euros
1960- 70s J. Claessen (1926-2006), The Netherlands
2014 Bonhams, April 1st, Auction 21925, lot 259
2015 Helios Gallery, London, UK.
Very good. The diorite itself is very pure, without intrusions in the stone. Traces of ancient use.
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