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Mace head

Early Dynastic II
ca. 2700–2600 B.C.
Mesopotamia, Tell Agrab
3.11 in. (7.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Gifts of Lucy W. Drexel, Theodore M. Davis, Helen Miller Gould, Albert Gallatin, Egypt Exploration Fund and Egyptian Research Account, by exchange, 1950
Accession Number:
Not on view
1935-36, excavated by the Iraq Expedition of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; ceded to the Oriental Institute in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1950, through an exchange of objects with the Oriental Institute.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

“Al-Hiba: Expedition into the Past.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 16, 1972–January 21, 1973.

Delougaz, Pinhas, and Seton Lloyd. 1942. Pre-Sargonid temples in the Diyala region. Oriental Institute publications 58, Chicago: The University of Chicago press, p. 285.
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