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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345597
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Tall Anatolian idol with small head on a long neck, the pouch-like body with vestigial arms.
Kusura-type. Larger variant of item no. 520 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2400 BC
H. 9.8 cm (3.9 in)
Intact. Nice patina with root markings, surface slightly worn.
Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345596
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Large barrel shaped stone bead drilled from both sides. The concentric circle decoration was incised prior to glazing.
Stone
Hittite, ca. 15th-13th century BC
H. 4.2 cm (1.6 in)
D. 3.9 cm (1.5 in)
Intact with a small chip to the glazed body. Rare and of great overall condition.
Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345595
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$1,155.00
Anatolian marble idol with a disk-head on a short neck. The pouch-like body with vestigial arm stumps.
Variant of the Kusura-type, cf. item 522 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II-III, 3rd Millennium BC
H. 5.5 cm (2.2 in)
Intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345594
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Rare Anatolian marble idol of miniature size. The idol with a disk-head on an elongated neck and a pouch-like body with arm stumps.
Kusura-type, cf. item 520 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2400 BC
H. 3 cm (1.2 in)
Intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1345592
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Rare violin-shaped idol covered with a crossing band motive along the chest, the belt with tiny pinched triangles, the lower body with incised zigzags.
Suggestion of a head with pinched eyes and incised hooks on both sides.
Back side of the figurine slightly hollow, the elongated neck bent back.
Close in shape and ornamentation to the idol in the de Menil collection, Houston, exhibited as item no. 546 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345590
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Idol with a disk-head on a short neck and a pouch-like body with arm stumps.
Variant of the Kusura-type 522 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II-III, 3rd Millennium BC H. 5.4 cm (2.1 in) Intact, superb condition Swiss private collection, established 1968-1978

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345589
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Stylized marble female head with flat forehead and triangular face.
Head of an early Anatolian idol usually referred to as a 'star gazer' figure.
For general remarks on the Kilia-type, cf. page 182 and items 560-566 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Western Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2500 BC
H. 2.7 cm (1.1 in)
H. with stand 9.6 cm (3.8 in)
Broken at the neck level...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345587
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Stylized marble idol head with a rounded forehead, the planes of the face joining to form a nose.
Interesting early idol often referred to as a 'star gazer' figure.
For general remarks on the Kilia-type, cf. page 182 and items 560-566 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2500 BC
H. 3.0 cm (1.2 in)
H. with stand 9.8 cm (3.9 in)
Broken at the neck level...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345586
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Marble idol head with a low, broad crest arch, the planes of the face joining to form a nose.
Interesting head of an early idol often referred to as a 'star gazer' figure.
For general remarks on the Kilia-type, cf. page 182 and items 560-566 in: J. Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2500 BC
H. 2.6 cm (1 in), W. 3.8 cm (1.5 in)
H. with stand 9.5 cm (3.75 in)
Broken at the neck level...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1345584
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$240.00
Fine terracotta horse head with asymmetrical lentoid eyes and an applied mane.
As usual with this group, the head shows the remains of an elaborate trapping.
For a related horse with a rider cf. fig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1345582
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Burnished vessel of broad bellied form with rounded shoulder showing a couple of bosses that suggest nipples and are surrounded by impressed white points.
The high narrow neck curving out at rim, the wide mouth slightly higher on one side. A strap handle linking rim to shoulder
Several groups of faint white lines running down the body.
Ceramic
Anatolian, Yortan Culture, ca. 2700-2500 BC
H. 19.3 cm (7.6 in)
H. with tripod stand 20.5 cm (8.1 in)
Int...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1345580
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$335.00
Terracotta deity with charming smile. The head shows a projecting nose and chin. The large eyes appear between prominent cheekbones and arched eyebrows.
The 'coffee bean'-eyes are a Mesopotamian trait also found in the North Syrian Euphrates area.
For earlier examples cf. plates 26/27 in: Leila Badre. Les Figurines Anthropomorphes en Terre Cuite à l’Age du Bronze en Syrie. Paris 1980.
Terracotta
North Syrian, early 2nd millennium BC
H. 4.1 cm (1.6 in)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1336453
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$480.00
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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331626
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$180.00
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. Layered patina chipped off in places.
German private colle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331625
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$150.00
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. Thence art market.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331624
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$120.00
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. Thence art market.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1331623
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$60.00
Nice terracotta quadruped, possibly a bull. Two of the pointed feet chipped, horns and tail missing.
Terracotta
Near Eastern, 1st millennium BC
L. 8 cm (3.1 in)
H. 5 cm (2 in)
Scratched surface.
German private collection, since the 1960s. Thence art market.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1331025
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$180.00
Fine almond shaped lamp with linear decoration on the shoulder. The fill and the wick hole are surrounded by a pronounced rim. The channel running to the nozzle is decorated with four dots. Conical handle at rear. The base shows concentric circles and a star at center.
The lamp was taken from two almost new molds as deducible from the neat outcome.
Almond shaped oil lamps originate from the Levant and are a common type during the Umayyad and the Abbasid periods. The early lamps ha...