Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sword or dagger

Early Bronze Age III
ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Central Anatolia
10.98 x 1.5 in. (27.89 x 3.81 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.

“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.

“The Era of ’76,” The Carborundum Museum, Niagara Falls, New York, June 6, 1975–February 10, 1976.

Ozgüç, Tahsin, and Akok, Mahmut. 1958. Horoztepe, an Early Bronze Age Settlement and Cemetery. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi, pl. XVIII, 15-19.

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

Müller-Karpe, Hermann. 1974. Handbuch der Vorgeschichte: Kupferzeit, Vol. III. Munich: Beck, pl. 315, 15-17.

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. 407, no. 545.
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