All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1324430 (stock #NE-432)
Luristan zoomorphic bronze. Western Iran. 1300 - 650 BC. A bull, with a damaged suspension loop. 1 1/8" x 5/8" x 3/8".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1324429 (stock #NE-424)
Persian core formed glass pendant. Avian? Gilan Province, Iran. 4th-3rd cent. BC. 5/8" x 5/8" x 5/16" Applied suspension loop and trailed decoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1324370 (stock #102735)
Middle East, Iran, Luristan culture, ca. 1200-900 BCE. Luristan bronzes form a distinct body of metalwork characterized by a wide variety of idiosyncratic forms and a highly stylized abstract conceptualization of animal and human representation. This bronze cast axe head features a long downward sloping blade that resolves to a cylindrical shaft adorned with reliefs of four serpent-like creatures whose heads form the four spikes. Exquisite! Measures 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) long x 2 3/4" (7 cm) high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1324369 (stock #102731)
Middle East, Iran, Luristan culture, ca. 2nd to early 1st millennium BCE. An impressive bronze cast axe head with a rather long flat blade that flares at both ends, an oval-shaped, ribbed shaft, with a butt cast in the form of a downward curving beak. The shaft and butt come together to give the impression of a bird head. Gorgeous green patina! Size: 9"L (23 cm).

Condition: Intact and gracefully aged, beautiful patina and areas of encrustation. Old nicks to edge of blade...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1324366 (stock #102590)
Roman, Sidonian, Lebanon, ca. 1st century CE. A fine mold-blown miniature Janus-headed flask representing Bacchus with bunches of round grapes for hair in gorgeous amber hued glass with marvelous iridescence. Note how the mold was carefully crafted to delineate intricate detailing of the visages and the fruit. Refined form with exquisite detailing. Size: measures just under 3"H (7.75 cm).

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1324365 (stock #102569)
Rome, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A Roman interpretation of the head of Medusa, that Gorgon monster, rendered as a bronze applique. Perhaps incorporated into military regalia, weaponry, or furniture. If enemies would dare to gaze into her eyes, perhaps they would turn to stone! Custom lucite stand. Nice patina. 1-3/4" D (4.5 cm).

Condition: Intact with minor surface wear and tiny loss to edges, else excellent...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1324282 (stock #102093)
Turkey, Provincial Roman Empire, Ca. 2-3rd Century CE. Carved marble, this man's bust is set atop a raised platform with beveled edges. Hair has been carved in the traditional short curl form, strong brow and aquiline nose. Ears are set back behind hairline. While some would say this depiction isn't very handsome, truth is that he was carved to look exactly like the person represented...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1324280 (stock #102083)
Northwestern Iraq, ca. late 2nd to first millenneum BCE. Long and lethal bronze long sword. Recessed blood ridge, rectangular handle and knuckle-shaped grip. A superb examle! Size: 32"L.

Condition: Repairs to hilt and mid-blade, else excellent

Provenance: Ex-private A. Green collection, UK; ex-David Kennedy collection, acquired London Art Market in late 1980's

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1324269 (stock #101948)
Roman Empire, 1st to 2nd century CE. A stunning cast figurine of a standing eagle with raised head and meticulous feather detailing to the head, chest and wings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : European Medieval : Pre AD 1000 item #1324267 (stock #101801)
Spain to France, Celtic / Iberian culture, ca. 300 BCE to 100 CE.. Bronze belt attachment with three bronze adornments on top side, hook and attachment on the underside. Size: 4-1/4" L (10.8 cm).

Condition: Excellent with deep green patina.

Provenance: Ex-J. Connell collection, acquired at German auction

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1324265 (stock #101306)
Egypt, dating to the Late Dynastic to Ptolemaic Period, ca. 600 to 200 BCE. Hair pin carved from section of ancient ivory; atop stands a nude goddess or concubine, her tunic dropped to just below her waist, hands held upward. Mounted in Lucite base. Lower section missing from antiquity. Size: pin itself measures 2-1/2"H.

Condition: Lower section missing from antiquity.

Provenance: Ex-private J. Terrab collection, California.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre 1920 item #1324263 (stock #101092)
Egypt, Ca. 1920-1940. A gorgeous string of 30 graduated brass camel bells. These bells are strung across the camel during parades and also in heavy sand storms as a way of locating the animal. This example is fully functional, 6 feet long, with camel figure decoration on some of the larger bells.

Condition: Areas of wear and patination. Bells are fully functional.

Provenance: Ex-Hewitt collection, Denver, CO, acquired in the 1970's.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1324256 (stock #101024)
Denmark, ca. 3000 BCE. Gray chert axe head with polished sides - each side still with a few deep knapped marks, and knapped extensively top and bottom. Wonderful rich patina. Size: 5"L.

Condition: Large chip to butt end, else excellent.

Provenance: Ex-private J. Connell collection.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1324249 (stock #100834)
Near East, Amlash Empire, ca. 10th to 8th century BCE. A large and fine terracotta libation vessel composed of a boot with three straps and ankle bumps. Vessel flares out from narrow foot to a wide rim. Gorgeous greyware terracotta. Includes custom stand. Size: piece itself measures 13"H.

Condition: Intact with liberal mineral deposits

Provenance: 111112

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1324248 (stock #100779)
Greece, Thrace, ca. 5th century BCE. This is a cast bronze Thracian piece of currency in the shape of a dolphin. In the town of Olbia, in modern day Ukraine, people cast these objects first for the symbolic worship of Apollo and later for use as coinage. These were undoubtedly based on the bottlenose dolphins who continue to live in the Black Sea today. This example has a clear dorsal fin. Size: 1" W (2.5 cm).

Condition: Intact with patina and wear as shown, but dorsal fin is still clea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1324247 (stock #100699)
Western Anatolian, Bronze Age II, ca. 2700 to 2500 BCE. This is a marble kilia idol head with a nose ridge in the middle. This is part of a stylized figure whose head wold have been tilted upwards as if gazing at the stars. Size: 3/4" H (1.9 cm).

Condition: Heavy surface wear; head is a fragment from a larger female figure.

Provenance: Ex-Arte Primitivo

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1324240 (stock #100696)
Western Anatolian, Bronze Age II, ca. 2700 to 2500 BCE. This is a round marble head from a kilia idol with the facial planes rising toward the chin; it still has a vestigal nose ridge. The angle of the neck is consistent with canonical star gazer figures. Size: 3/4" H (1.9 cm).

Condition: Heavy surface wear; head is a fragment from a larger female figure.

Provenance: Ex-Arte Primitivo

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre 1492 item #1324219 (stock #100570)
Roman Empire, Danubian region, ca. 2nd to 3rd centuries CE. Bronze plaque within a triple rope frame. Female figure wears a diadem with rays over her very long, straight hair, armor and an aegis. Possibly a local deity / goddess combined with Minerva. Size: 3-1/2"H (9 cm).

Condition: Intact and choice.

Provenance: Ex-private German collection.

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