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Spearhead with bent tang and slotted blade

Period:
Early Bronze Age III
Date:
ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Geography:
Central Anatolia
Culture:
Hattian
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
12.95 x 2.36 in. (32.89 x 5.99 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955
Accession Number:
55.137.21
Not on view
By 1953, collection of Hans von Aulock, Istanbul; acquired by the Museum in 1955, purchased from John J. Klejman, New York.

“Near Eastern Art,” The American Federation of Arts, New York, January 1, 1961–January 1, 1962.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

Ozgüç, Tahsin, and Akok, Mahmut. 1958. Horoztepe, an Early Bronze Age Settlement and Cemetery. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, pl. XIX, 1-5.

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

de Jesus, Prentiss S. 1980. The Development of Prehistoric Mining and Metallurgy in Anatolia. BAR International Series 74: Oxford, pl. XX, 4.

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. 408, no. 546.
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