Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1349148
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,450.00
Hand-made vessel of ovoid shape and flared mouth. The arched neck ends with the stylized head of a horse or hyppocamp, which shows upright ears and several notches on the forehead. A pouring spout below the neck.
Ceramic
Iran, Amlash, 8th-7th century BC
H. 25.5 cm (10 in)
Fine condition, carefully polished surface. The snout of the horse with an old repair made of resin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1345595
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1345592
Ostracon Ancient Art
$5,040.00
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 #1345589
Ostracon Ancient Art
$225.00
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
Ostracon Ancient Art
$265.00
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
Ostracon Ancient Art
$265.00
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
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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. no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1345580
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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 #1331625
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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 #1324794
Ostracon Ancient Art
$360.00
Rare terracotta idol of rounded form. The front in the shape of a head. The stylized face with arched eyebrows, pierced eyes and mouth, nose partially damaged.
Terracotta
Near Eastern, 3rd-1st millennium BC
H. 6.5 cm (2.6 in)
Intact with splintered spots and scratches.
Swiss private collection established between 1968 and 1978.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1319568
Ostracon Ancient Art
$280.00
Bronze pendant with two addorsed animal heads sharing one body and four legs. The highly stylized and unidentifiable animal cast with prominent eyes and a suspension loop at center.
For a similar pendant, cf. lo no. 363, pp. 270-271 in: Oscar White Muscarella. Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York 1988.
Bronze
Luristan, Western Iran, 8th/7th century BC
L. 3.4 cm (1.3 in)
H. 2.3 cm (0.9 in)
Intact. Fin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1318453
Ostracon Ancient Art
$650.00
Sheet silver in the shape of a bearded man wearing a cloak rendered with diagonal folds.
Carefully embossed head with soft classical features, heavy moustache and beard and curled hair surrounded by a row of dots.
Pierced nipples, holes for fixation.
Silver
Eastern Mediterranean, 5th/4th Century BC
H. 9.3 cm (3.66 in)
Appealing item with missing extremities. Wrinkles along the neck and the waist.
Gerhard Hirsch Auktionen, Munich (Germany), Septemb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1311493
Ostracon Ancient Art
$140.00
Late Bronze Age Thai bracelet with the characteristic bands-and-knobs decoration.
Ban Chiang, Thailand, Middle Period, 1000-300 BC
D. 5 cm (2 in)
D. 4,5 cm (1.75 in)
Smaller item intact, second ring broken and reglued (small chip missing)
Schuler Auktionen Zurich, December 2003 sale, lot no. 7973

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1249065
Ostracon Ancient Art
$4200.00
South Arabian funerary stele carved in high relief with a stylized human head.
The flat face shows merged eyebrows, a heavy nose and rhomboid eyes with marked irises. The mouth in detailed with a horizontal slit while the ears are neatly carved and asymmetrically set. The forehead is topped by a line to render the hair or a veil, the cheeks with a vestigial beard.
A Sabaean inscription with the name of the deceased reading ŠYB | ẒHRN underneath.
Literature: St. John S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1237771
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Highly schematized bronze horse with long legs, narrow body and slender tail. The head with an elongated snout, beaded eyes, large ears and a crested mane.
Remains of sheet bronze on the tail and some remnants on one foreleg denote that this might have been the right-hand horse yoked to a small bronze chariot.
For a complete chariot, cf. item no. 216 in: Peter R. S. Moorey. Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum. Oxford 1971.
The chariots were initi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1237765
Ostracon Ancient Art
$480.00
Accurate miniature version of a typical Luristan dagger with double-eared pommel, long grip and lanceolate blade. The small scale is rare and points to a votive or ceremonial function of the item.
The flared pommel is reminiscent of the socket of older weapons made of bone.
Bronze
Luristan, ca. 1000 BC
H. 7.2 cm (2.8 in)
Intact and of pristine quality. Attractive olive-green patina.

German private collection, Königswinter (Germany) (data will be p...