Stone cushion macehead

Elongated cushion macehead made in the Early Bronze Age (2,500BC-2,000BC). The macehead is made from black silicified volcanic ash, banded in black and white. Its whole surface is polished, with oval section, round ends and a tubular perforation. It is a superb piece of craftsmanship and may have been used as a ceremonial item. It was found in the Thames, possibly at Old England, Brentford

Dimensions: L 132 mm; W 42 mm; T 29 mm