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Sistrum (rattle) from central Anatolia

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Sistrum (rattle)

Period: Early Bronze Age III
Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Geography: Central Anatolia
Culture: Hattian
Medium: Copper alloy
Dimensions: 12.99 × 4.25 in. (32.99 × 10.8 cm)
Classification: Metalwork-Implements
Credit Line: Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1955
Accession Number: 55.137.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
OASC The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The map below gives a general idea of its location.

 

The Hittite Empire, approximate extent of the maximum area of the Hittite rule (light green) and the Hittite rule ca. 1350-1300 BC (green line). CC-BY-SA Sémhur and Ikonact via Wikimedia Commons.

The Hittite Empire, approximate extent of the maximum area of the Hittite rule (light green) and the Hittite rule ca. 1350-1300 BC (green line). CC-BY-SA Sémhur and Ikonact via Wikimedia Commons

See it on the map (I chose Hattusa as the location, it’s just a guess):

It is interesting to note the bird at the top with the following figures from Peratt’s papers.

metmuseum.org

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