Mace Head

c. 200 BCE–100 CE
Overall: 11.2 x 8.9 x 8.3 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)
Location: 232 Andean
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This handsome object was slipped onto a wooden shaft to form a mace, a club-like weapon used in war. It is unclear, however, whether the ancients used examples as well carved as this one in anything but ceremonial circumstances.
Mace Head

Mace Head

c. 200 BCE–100 CE

North coast of Peru, Salinar culture

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