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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:
12.52 x 1.73 in. (31.8 x 4.39 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955
Accession Number:
55.137.23
Not on view
By 1953, collection of Hans von Aulock, Istanbul; acquired by the Museum in 1955, purchased from John J. Klejman, New York.
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, 7.

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. 548.
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