Riches of Clare Exhibition - Earth collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.

Perforated Mace Head

Neolithic in date, most mace heads have been found deposited in graves, bogs and rivers. Because so many of them have been found broken in half, it seems likely that the act of breaking them had a ritual significance. This one comes from Coolvawn, Doonbeg, County Clare.

Ref: 1962:61

Photograph appears courtesy of the National Museum of Ireland

Perforated Mace Head 1962:61
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