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Adze head

Early Bronze Age III
ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Central Anatolia
5 x 2 in. (12.7 x 5.08 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955
Accession Number:
Not on view
By 1953, collection of Hans von Aulock, Istanbul; acquired by the Museum in 1955, purchased from John J. Klejman, New York.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 472, 477.

Ozgüç, Tahsin, and Akok, Mahmut. 1958. Horoztepe, an Early Bronze Age Settlement and Cemetery. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, pl. XVIII, 8-14.

Müller-Karpe, Hermann. 1974. Handbuch der Vorgeschichte: Kupferzeit, Vol. III. Munich: Beck, pl. 315, 8, 9, 11.

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. 410, no. 560.
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