A pear shaped mace-head of red breccia: with a carefully polished surface. The vertical perforation bears the marks of rotary drilling, carried out in one direction from the bottom to the top.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 6.9 centimetres
- Diameter: 6.3 centimetres (max)
Nicholson and Shaw, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (Cambridge 2000), p. 43
incomplete - no handle. Good condition
14 May 1993
Reason for treatment
Surface dirt and lettering.
Cleaned using linament of soap removed with white spirit and swabbed over with acetone. Renumbered on base with Rowney Cryla-flow artists acrylic paints. Treatment effective.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA63642
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