Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
- Author(s): Stevenson, Alice
- et al.
The mace, a club-like weapon attested in ancient Egypt from the Predynastic Period onward, played both functional and ceremonial roles, although more strongly the latter. By the First Dynasty it had become intimately associated with the power of the king, and the archetypal scene of the pharaoh wielding a mace endured from this time on in temple iconography until the Roman Period.