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Crescent-shaped axe head

Period:
Early Bronze Age III
Date:
ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Geography:
Central Anatolia
Culture:
Hattian
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
9.75 in. (24.77 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955
Accession Number:
55.137.7
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.

"Origin and Influence, Cultural Contacts: Egypt, the Ancient Near East, and the Classical World," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, December 18, 1970–April 23, 1971.

Dunand, Maurice. 1939. Fouilles de Byblos I, 1926-1932. Paris: Paul Geuthner, pl. CXV, 2133.

Koşay, Hâmit Zübeyr. 1950. Amasya Mahmatlar Köyü Definesi. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, lev. XL.

Ozgüç, Tahsin, and Akok, Mahmut. 1957. “Objects from Horoztepe.” Türk Tarih Kurumu Belleten 21, pp. 201-219, fig. 15 a,b.

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

Tezcan, Burhan. 1960. "New Finds From Horoztepe," Anatolia V, pp. 37-39, pl. XX.

Müller-Karpe, Hermann. 1974. Handbuch der Vorgeschichte: Kupferzeit, Vol. III. Munich: Beck, pl. 315, 18, 19.

de Jesus, Prentiss S. 1980. The Development of Prehistoric Mining and Metallurgy in Anatolia. BAR International Series 74: Oxford, pl. XX, 1.

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. 405, no. 532.
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