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Mace Head

Mace Head

c. 200 BC-AD 100

Stone

Overall: 11.2 x 8.9 x 8.3 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1992.348

Description

This handsome object was slipped onto a wooden shaft to form a mace, a club-like weapon used in war. It is unclear, however, whether the ancients used examples as well carved as this one in anything but ceremonial circumstances.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Andes
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Stone
Medium: 
Stone

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