All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1336453
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
Bronze
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1335068
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

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1334784
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1334781
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1334779
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.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1334019
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1334012
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1333667 (stock #20142464)
TITLE: Axe head CULTURE: Bactria PERIOD: End of 3rd Millennium BC MATERIAL: Copper DIMENSIONS: Height 27 cm REF: 20142464 PRICE: 10,000 Euros PROVENANCE: Private collection, Holland, acquired in the 1980s. PUBLICATIONS: - EXHIBITIONS: CONDITION: Intact, in an excellent state of preservation. Still has the original patina. DESCRIPTION: Slender votive axe head of a light and elegant design. It has a very elongated T-form...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1332517 (stock #ba.1)
Biblical Artifacts
$2,350.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331729
A rare and attractive bronze dagger or small sword, Western Asia, ca. 1200-800 BC.

Interesting bronze weapon with the openwork hilt secured with one rivet and a crescent guard, that could point to the Caspian sea area as place of manifacture.

Size: 36 cm.

Condition: Very fine, minor loss the guard and one side, othervise intact with fine green patina. The hilt slightly loose, but it's as made and original. No repairs and fine green patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331626
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.
Bronze
Islamic, Seljuk, 12th/13th century AD
10.5 cm (4.1 cm)
Intact, fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331625
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.
Bronze
Luristan, 1000-750 BC
H. 17.1 cm (6.7 in)
Fine condition, point slightly damaged. Overall dark patina with lovely spots of the original golden bronze surface.
German private collection, since the 1960s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331624
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.
Bronze
Luristan, 1000-750 BC
H. 9.9 in (3.9 in)
Fine condition, point slightly damaged.
German private collection, since the 1960s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331228 (stock #2014263)
Cultura: Luristan, western Iran Período: c. 9th - 7th Century BC. Material: Bronze Dimensiones: Length 23.5 cm, Height 9 cm Referencia: 2014263 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. DESCRIPTION: The globular body with long channelled spout, the large dome beneath with incised concentric decoration, attached to the body ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330905
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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330831
A superb rare bracelet, Luristan, 800-600 BC

The bracelet made for a man and perhaps a warrior i solid bronze with wolf head terminals.

Size: Max diameter 74 mm. wide.

Condition: Heavy red and green patina and uncleaned.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330745
A superb rare bracelet, Luristan, 800-600 BC

The bracelet made for a man and perhaps a warrior, thick goat head terminals and the bracelet itself decorated with lines and spikes or knobs.

Size: 65 mm. wide. Weight ca. 64 grams

Condition: Heavy red and green patina and uncleaned.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330744
A superb rare bracelet, Luristan, 800-600 BC

The bracelet made for a man and perhaps a warrior, thick goat head terminals and the bracelet itself decorated with lines and spikes or knobs.

Size: 75 cm. wide. Weight ca. 81 grams

Condition: Heavy red and green patina and uncleaned.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt collection