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Mace Head

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Mace Head, n. d.
Stone
2 in. x 2 1/2 in. x 2 1/2 in. (5.08 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm)


Object Type: Tools
Technique: Carving
Period: Pre-Columbian
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edward Nagel
Accession Number: 71.1.174


Commentary
Old number: 2550.8. Part of a lot of 43 Precolumbian items (#96 on the 1971 inventory).

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Carved granite.

Object Description
Pineapple mace head from Mexico, of carved granite. There are pineapple spikes around the outside and a hole through the center. It is well carved. This is a spindle wheel and used most likely for a weight or club.

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