Ivory fragment showing a king with a mace
Around 3000 B.C.


This ivory fragment shows the pharaoh Den attacking an enemy with a mace. Maces like the one in this scene were used throughout ancient Egyptian history as a weapons.

Maces were also a symbol of power. Pharaohs in the New Kingdom often had sceptres that were shaped like a mace.

To learn more about weapons and sceptres in ancient Egypt, see the Pharaoh chapter.

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