Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sistrum (rattle)

Period:
Early Bronze Age III
Date:
ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Geography:
Central Anatolia
Culture:
Hattian
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
12.99 x 4.25 in. (32.99 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955
Accession Number:
55.137.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
By 1953, collection of Hans von Aulock, Istanbul; acquired by the Museum in 1955, purchased from John J. Klejman, New York.

“Art Treasures of Turkey.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 27, 1968–March 10, 1968.

“’Animal Style’ Art from East to West,” Asia House Gallery, New York, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, de Young Museum, San Francisco, 1970.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Ozgüç, Tahsin, and Akok, Mahmut. 1958. Horoztepe, an Early Bronze Age Settlement and Cemetery. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, pl. XVII, 1-3.

Harper, Prudence O. 1960. “The Second Millennium B.C.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 18, p. 255, fig. 13.

Tezcan, Burhan. 1960. "New Finds From Horoztepe," Anatolia V, pl. XXI.

Akurgal, Ekrem. 1961. Die Kunst der Hethiter. Munich: Verlag C.H., pl. 12.

Davidson, Marshall ed. 1962. Horizon Book of Lost Worlds. New York: American Heritage Pub. Co., p. 300.

Akurgal, Ekrem. 1965. The Art of the Hittites. New York: Abrams, pl. 12, right.

Bodenstein, Beatrice E., Vaughn E. Crawford, Prudence O. Harper, Oscar W. Muscarella. 1966. Ancient Near Eastern Art: Guide to the Collections. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p.14, fig. 21.

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Muscarella, Oscar W. 1988. Bronze and Iron: Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 400, no. 527.

Muscarella, Oscar W. 2003. "Sistrum with horned animals." In Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus, exh. cat. edited by Joan Aruz, with Ronald Wallenfels. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 190, p. 288.
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