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Hegira 9th century / AD 15th century
Ivory, brown and black wood, brass pins
This ceremonial mace was embellished with star and flower inlays, a technique popular in Egypt, Persia and India. The decoration consists of tiny pieces of ivory, brown and black wood and brass sticks. A piece of ivory foms the end of the handle. Since antiquity, ceremonial maces have served as the insignia of noble Orientals.
"Mace (buzogan)" in Explore Islamic Art Collections. Museum With No Frontiers, 2017. http://www.discoverislamicart.org/database_item.php?id=object;EPM;at;Mus22;17;en
MWNF Working Number: AT2 17