Diorite mace head, Predynastic period

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A very finely carved black diorite piriform shaped mace head with a large central hole for mounting on a wooden handle.
Date: Protodynastic, Naqada III period, Dynasty 0, Early Bronze Age, 3200- 3000 B.C.
Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.7 cms.

1960- 70s J. Claessen (1926-2006), The Netherlands
2014 Bonhams, April 1st, Auction 21925, lot 259
2015 Helios Gallery, London, UK.

The diorite is very pure, without intrusions in the stone.

Estimate 500-700 euros

Market reference
Christie’s, April 15th 2015, Sale 10372- lot 6, Five Egyptian Stone Mace Heads

Item condition: Very good

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