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Openwork rattle

Iron Age II
ca. late 8th–7th century B.C.
Levant, Lachish (modern Tell ed-Duweir)
2.56 in. (6.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Harris D. and H. Dunscombe Colt, 1934
Accession Number:
Not on view
1932-33, excavated by James Leslie Starkey on behalf of The Wellcome-Marston Archaeological Research Expedition to the Near East; 1933, ceded to H. Dunscombe Colt in the division of finds as a result of his financial contribution to the expedition; acquired by the Museum in 1934, gift of Harris D. and H. Dunscombe Colt.

“Children’s Book Fair.” American Museum of Natural History, New York, November 14–18, 1951.

Bull, Ludlow and Maurice S. Dimand. 1935. "Antiquities from Palestine." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 30 (2), p. 44.

Tufnell, Olga. 1953. Lachish III (Tell ed-Duweir): The Iron Age. London: Oxford University Press, p. 376, pl. 28:16.

Magrill, Pamela. 2006. A Researcher's Guide to the Lachish Collection in the British Museum. The British Museum Research Publication 161. London: The British Museum, p. ix.
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