11 December 2009
AN EGYPTIAN FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE MACEHEAD
PREDYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3200 B.C.
Dark brown with white coral inclusions, ovoid in form, the narrow end with a deep tapering drill hole, the broad end with a shallow cylindrical drill hole
2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long
Belgian Private Collection, 1970s.
with Dominique Thirion, Brussels.
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Fossiliferous limestone is a fairly rare material in ancient Egypt. For a Predynastic figure of a frog in the same material see no. 20 in Page-Gasser and Wiese, Ägypten, Augenblicke der Ewigkeit.
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