A beautifully decorated bronze mace head with a long cylindrical shaft with a narrow flanged base. The upper section has three vertical relief panels of a herringbone motif, divided by parallel ridges and bordered at the top and in the middle of the shaft by similar horizontal triple, grooved bands; a third grooved band near the base.
Late 3rd millennium B.C.
Height 17.1 cm.
Private Dutch collection, acquired at Christie’s London, sale 9599 of 13 May 2003, part of lot 258.