All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353891
A large ancient bronze dagger or short sword, Black Sea area, ca. 1200-1000 BC.

The weapon very long with an integral handle, made to take inlays of bone or wood, now lost. Crescent before the hilt which is typical for the Black Sea Area.

Size: ca. 37 cm. so the size of an ancient short sword.

Condition: Choice, slight flaking of edges, fine dark enamel green patina.

Ex. Dæhnfeldt Collection, c. 1990.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1353112
A rare and beautiful bronze bowl of Achaemenid Empire, dating to the 5th.-4th. century BC.

A fine and very sound bronze bowl, which is the last of three bronze bowls, from an Estonian Private Collection, formerly in a French collection.

Important phiale or offer bowl, for making drink offers of wire to the gods. The type is typical for the greek-Persian world just prior to Alexanders conquest...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1350134
Islamic bronze seal ring, from the Seljuk Period, dating ca. 11th.-13th. century AD.

Beautifully crafted, profusely decorated all over, with a sharp cross-shaped seal.

Ringsize: ca. 19 mm. - weighing 16 grams!

Condition: Superb and fully wearable, terrific patina.

Ex. Large German Special Collection of seal rings.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1349958 (stock #2014479)
CULTURE: Luristan, western Iran PERIOD: 8TH – 7th century BC MATERIAL: Bronze REF:2014479 SIZE: Diameter 15.7 cm. PRICE: 2,500 euros PROVENANCE: Private collection, England. CONSERVATION: Intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1349151 (stock #RA00089)
Zep Tepi Gallery
USD $2,500.00
Description:A Beautiful and Quite Rare Example of an Ancient Near Eastern Phiale Mesomphalos-Type Bronze Bowl from Pre-Achaemenid Persia's Luristan Culture, located in the Northwest of Modern-Day Iran, with a body shaped by perfectly symmetrical parallel ribbing, or lobes, which run outward from the circular indentation which surrounds an Omphalos "button" at the center, decorated with a Rosette design pressed into the bronze, the ribbing of the body continuing upward and bulging o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1347496 (stock # G158)
A superb quality, Ancient Luristan Bronze Horsebit, circa 10th-7th century B.C. consists of a pair of large cheekpieces (psalia) on either side. Each cheek-piece finely modeled and cast, by a lost-wax process, in the form of a striding horned mouflon on a groundline, with a head and neck of the feline appearing at the back of the mouflon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1346603
An exceptional condition Bactrian bronze compartmentalized seal, Late 3rd - Early 2nd Millennium BC.

Simple design on the round base, tall handle. Beautyful brown patina - attractive!. Interesting design in compartements.

Size: c. 20 mm. tall.

Condition: Superb! Exceptional brown patina and fine metal for the type!

Provenance: Anders Egeskov Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1346171 (stock #LS200)
Presented here is a nice bronze spear with raised center ridge. The spear head features a beautiful green/brown patina and measures an impressive 10”. It remains intact and is presented on a custom base for display. Acquired from Malter Galleries in the late 1990’s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1344297
SUPERB CONDITION BRONZE DAGGER, WESTERN ASIA 'LURISTAN', 1200-1000 BC.

A good very large and heavy specimen for the type. The handle measure 12 cm. in itself and was made to take inlays of bone or stone, now lost. The blade with a broad central section tappering to sharp edges.

Size: ca. 33 cm.

Condition: Superb, wonderful metal, very sound with a fine dark green patina.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection (2013).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1344293
INTERESTING SCARCE LANCE OR SPEAR WITH SOCKET, WESTERN ASIA (LURISTAN) 2ND. MILLENIUM BC

A lance or larger spear with a triangular blade with pronounced central rib and very high shoulders.

Size: 24,5 cm.

Condition: Choice, very good metal, completely intact with fine green patina.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection (2013).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1344292
A lovely large tanged bronze dagger in a superb condition for the type, Western Asia, 2nd. millenium BC.

The dagger with a long tang with hole for the rivet and a strong triangular blade with high shoulders that tapers greatly towards the point, made during the later 2nd. millenium BC.

Size: ca. 29 cm.

Condition: Superb. Fine jade-green patina and nice fresh metal.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection (2013).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1344291
Superb larger Ancient Western Asia bronze lance w Azurite and green patina

An impressive larger bronze lance, Western Asia, Greater Persian bronzeage dating to the 2nd. millenium BC.

A fine style weapon, of a nicer massive size and with great patina. Commonly termed Luristani by dealers and collectors.

Size: 34,2 cm.

Condition: Superb specimen with excellent green patina and fine metal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1344290
AN ATTRACTIVE BRONZE SHORT SWORDE WITH A SHORT TANG FOR MOUNTING IT TO THE HANDLE, WESTERN ASIA, AREA OF TURKMENISTAN/UZBEKISTAN CA. 1200-800 BC.

A late and attractive tanged bronze sword with a medium size tang and a prominent mid-rib, triangular blade. Interestingly, the blade was made with thick point for piercing armor. A rare feature in antiquity but typical for medieval daggers and swords, to prevent the weapon from breaking on impact.

Size: 34-35 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1344288
SUPERB SMALL BRONZE DAGGER WITH HANDLE, WESTERN ASIA 'LURISTAN', 1200-1000 BC.

A superb specimen for the type. The handle was made to take inlays of bone or stone, now lost. The blade with a thick central section tappering to sharp edges. Interestingly, a very specimen possible made for as a side dagger in antiquity.

Size: ca. 22,8 cm.

Condition: Superb, nice metal and excellent green patina, a real gem.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1342961 (stock #1-0992)
Rare Gilt bronze cup with a lavish embossed decoration of six noblemen or kings framed in floral and geometric designs. Inscription in arabic language beneath. Fine green and blue patina partly encrusted with soil. Islamic art, 15th/16th century. Height: 5 cm. Diameter: 12.3 cm. Old accidents, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1342540
A RARE AND FINELY MADE TANGED BRONZE SWORD, LATE BRONZEAGE-IRONAGE, 800-600 BC.

Impressive tanged sword and very broad and elaborately made blade. The blade with a central raised line that is divided into two lines that arches towards the base.

Size: 39-45 cm. in length and with the blade being a maximum of 6,8 cm. wide near the tang!.

Condition: Nearly Superb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1342534
Superb larger Ancient Western Asia bronze lance w Azurite and green patina

An impressive larger bronze lance, Western Asia, Greater Persian bronzeage dating to the 2nd...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1342528
Extremely rare dagger or short sword of massive proportions, early 2nd. millenium BC.

Very interesting type with an unusually thick handle and a very broad leaf-shaped blade.

The dagger is uncleaned and covered in the finest azurite blue and green patina imaginable!

Size: 34,8 cm. long and a weight of approx. 750-800 grams!

Condition: Choice with a minor loss to the point, likely ritually and done in antiquity.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate ...