A rare and exceptional islamic pottery bowl, Western Asia, 11th-12th cent AD.
The body of the bowl has a rounded shape. On the exterior there are two carved lines close to the rim of the vessel.
The interior is beautyfully decorated with a floral design with very strong colors.
Size: ca. 173 mm. wide and ca. 80 mm. high
Condition: Choice!, excellent with much original glaze, some light restoration and in a good condition for type. Minor chip to the rim.
Rare Greco-Persian bronze lance with intact iron rivet.
The fact that the rivet is iron and the design would place this bronze lance rather late in the 1st. millenium BC, likely around 800-600 BC
The lance is very attractive with fine dark green patina.
Superb large Ancient Western Asia bronze lance w Azurite patina
A huge bronze lance, Western Asia, Turmenistan/Uzbekistan, later bronzeage dating to the 2nd.-1st. millenium BC.
A fine style weapon, very impressive size and great patina. Commonly termed Luristani by dealers and collectors.
Size: 41 cm.
Condition: Superb Fine azurite patina and excellent metal.
Provenance: Johan Dæhnfeldt collection of ancient weapons, ex...
RARE & INTERESTING BRONZE AXE, ANCIENT NEAR EAST OR WESTERN ASIA, NEO-ELAMITE TYPE, 2ND.-1ST. MILLENIUM BC.
A puzzling piece, obviously authentic with a fine brown and green patina. The axe is decorated with a zoomorphic pattern of intertwinned animals, perhaps snakes, and just below the blade an ancient inscription in an undecifered scriptform...
Solid cast bronze lion in alert position with its head slightly raised.
Standing on a square base.
Masterfully executed as a merging of spherical elements – almost cubistic
Seljuk Dynasty, Persia, 11th-12th century AD
H. 3.2 cm (1.3 in)
L. 3 cm (1.2 in)
Intact. Excellent condition.
English private collection, acquired before 1995. Thence German art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
Highly interesting pottery tile, antique, likely from Qajar period.
The tile is likely from a water fountain in a mosque for the ritual wash, since there's a hole below where a pipe would have been connected to the fauset.
A very interesting and beautiful tile with a long inscription, likely from the Koran.
Size: 20,8 cm. in diameter.
Condition: Superb and completely intact, with finely crackled glaze and patina
The dagger with high shoulders, short tang and the blade with diamond cross-section.
The dagger is very attractive with a very beautyful patina.
Size: 250 mm - 9,8 inches.
Condition: Choice, with fine metal.
The dagger with a short tang and the blade with a highly raised central section going almost from tang to the tip.
The dagger is very attractive with a very beatiful patina.
Size: 273 mm. - (10,74 inches).
Condition: Choice, with fine metal.
An early type (type 1) of ancient bronze dagger, Western Asia ('Luristan') late 3rd.-early 2nd. millenium BC.
The dagger with a short tang, once mounted to a handle of wood or bone now lost, and a fine slender blade and round shoulders.
Size: 281 mm - (11,1 inches) - a larger dagger for the period.
Condition: Superb! Very fine patina and excellent metal.
A LARGE AND EXCELLENT CONDITION BRONZE LANCE, WESTERN ASIA, 2ND. MILLENIUM BC.
A rare type with a pronounced diamond cross-section running all the way to the sharp point. Medium long tang.
Size: ca. 40 cm.
Condition: Superb, sound metal with a fine deep red patina with green patches.
Ex. Dæhnfeldt Collection, a large Danish Private Collection of ancient weapons, bought in the 1970s-1990s.
A highly interesting and rare short dagger, Western Asia or Ancient Near East, 2nd. millenium BC.
The type is very peculiar: At first glance we thought it to be Bactrian but the raised central area of the blade and the fine engravings of the handle, points to Greater Persia.
We think it's rather late and has perhaps never had a handle - could be a sort of throwing knife?.
Size: 28,4 cm.
Condition: Superb!. Fine metal and clear details, nice green patina...
TITLE: Axe head
PERIOD: End of 3rd Millennium BC
DIMENSIONS: Height 27 cm
PRICE: 10,000 Euros
PROVENANCE: Private collection, Holland, acquired in the 1980s.
CONDITION: Intact, in an excellent state of preservation. Still has the original patina.
Slender votive axe head of a light and elegant design. It has a very elongated T-form...
c. 3rd Millennium BCE
This socketed axe head was used in antiquity primarily for piercing, as evidenced by its slender and tapered main blade. A secondary blade with a raised rib is present on the opposite side of the socket in order to add weight to the swing and thus increase the axes penetrating power. Axes such as these were developed as a direct result of the advancement in armor at this time which made a piercing implement necessary...
Stylized bronze rooster used as a support or as foot of a larger vessel.
The crested head shows elongated lentoid eyes and a fluted beak. The neck with a bulge at the join to the rounded body, a large tail at rear may have served as bearing surface for some kind of vessel. The legs with exaggerated spurs behind.
Islamic, Seljuk, 12th/13th century AD
10.5 cm (4.1 cm)
Intact, fine condition...
Large Luristan bronze pin with a vertically ribbed, spherical head, pierced for suspension. The six sharply cut crescentic ribs on top remind of contemporary maceheads.
The upper section of the pin with horizontal grooves.
Luristan, 1000-750 BC
H. 17.1 cm (6.7 in)
Fine condition, point slightly damaged...
Attractive Luristan dress pin with a vertically ribbed, spherical head. The nine sharply cut crescent-like ribs on top remind of contemporary maceheads.
The pin with a horizontally grooved and beaded body. A flanged stopper at the lower half.
Luristan, 1000-750 BC
H. 9.9 in (3.9 in)
Fine condition, point slightly damaged.
German private collection, since the 1960s. Thence art market.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally ...
Cultura: Luristan, western Iran
Período: c. 9th - 7th Century BC.
Dimensiones: Length 23.5 cm, Height 9 cm
Precio: 1,300 euros.
Procedencia: Private collection H. B., Oxford. Acquired of Iranian descent, acquired in the 1970.
Conservación: In a good state of preservation, only a little crack on the body.
The globular body with long channelled spout, the large dome beneath with incised concentric decoration, attached to the body ...
Neo Elamite bronze bowl with cuneiform inscription, ca. 1st half of the 1st millennium B.C.
Size: 17 cm and 5,3 cm high
This bowl could be from an area near the Zagros mountains. There is no doubt that the name of the father is Elamite, since it's identical with a name which is already recorded in published documents. The ductus and the -na genitive suffix are typically Neo-Elamite. Therefore the inscription is datable to the first half of the 1st millennium BC.