Department of Antiquities

The 'Scorpion King' Mace head
(Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; number: AN1896-1908.E3632)

What does The Ashmolean have to do with 'The Scorpion King'?

Egyptian Mace Head, AN1896-1908.E3632
Egyptian Mace Head (detail)

The Museum has the most famous artefact associated with this shadowy figure - the 'Scorpion' macehead, on display in the annexe to the Griffith Gallery (Museum id. AN.E3632).