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4 Egyptian Pre-Dynastic & Near Eastern Stone Mace Heads
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Egypt, Pre-Dynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500 to 3000 BCE; Ancient Near East, perhaps Bactrian, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A striking ensemble of 2 Egyptian and 2 Near Eastern stone mace heads all with central socketing holes. Skillfully carved from banded alabaster, the first Egyptian mace head presents a squat, piriform body with a flat top and tapered bottom. The next Egyptian mace head exhibits a teardrop-shape nicely complemented by a gorgeous surface of mottled light gray and white with natural, cordovan-hued veining. The remaining 2 examples hail from the ancient Near East. One is sculpted from blue-gray stone to display a spherical form, while the last showcases a tubular form with a meticulously carved exterior of several petaloid spikes. Size (of largest): 2.3" W x 2.3" H (5.8 cm x 5.8 cm)

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010; ex-Arte Primitivo, New York, New York, USA; ex-Khan family, New Jersey, USA collection, acquired in the 1990s; ex-private New York, USA collection, acquired in the 1960s

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Chipping to Bactrian mace head. Expected nicks and abrasions to all, commensurate with age and use. Otherwise, all are excellent. Light earthen deposits to deep gray mace head.
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4 Egyptian Pre-Dynastic & Near Eastern Stone Mace Heads

Estimate $900 - $1,350
Nov 04, 2021
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0009B: 4 Egyptian Pre-Dynastic & Near Eastern Stone Mace Heads

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Est. $900 - $1,350Starting Price $450
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Lot 0009B Details

Description
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Egypt, Pre-Dynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500 to 3000 BCE; Ancient Near East, perhaps Bactrian, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A striking ensemble of 2 Egyptian and 2 Near Eastern stone mace heads all with central socketing holes. Skillfully carved from banded alabaster, the first Egyptian mace head presents a squat, piriform body with a flat top and tapered bottom. The next Egyptian mace head exhibits a teardrop-shape nicely complemented by a gorgeous surface of mottled light gray and white with natural, cordovan-hued veining. The remaining 2 examples hail from the ancient Near East. One is sculpted from blue-gray stone to display a spherical form, while the last showcases a tubular form with a meticulously carved exterior of several petaloid spikes. Size (of largest): 2.3" W x 2.3" H (5.8 cm x 5.8 cm)

Provenance: East Coast collection, New York Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, acquired before 2010; ex-Arte Primitivo, New York, New York, USA; ex-Khan family, New Jersey, USA collection, acquired in the 1990s; ex-private New York, USA collection, acquired in the 1960s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#152944
Condition
...
Chipping to Bactrian mace head. Expected nicks and abrasions to all, commensurate with age and use. Otherwise, all are excellent. Light earthen deposits to deep gray mace head.

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