Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
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.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1331626
Ostracon Ancient Art
$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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 : 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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1219881
Ostracon Ancient Art
$350.00
Bronze bracelet with excellent malachite green patina. The item is formed from a bronze sheet and enhanced with horizontal trailing. The edges of the bracelet finish in delicate flaring rims.
Bronze
Ban Chiang, Thailand, ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1194040
Ostracon Ancient Art
$420.00
Appealing bottle-shaped socle with a small bulge an the join to the very long neck and flared disk rim on top. Wax strands overlaid to obtain the stepped bottom and the band on the neck.
The upper end with a hole to insert a heraldic bronze finial (opposed animals, master of animals, etc) Almost identical items no. 110 and 112 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For a related example formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 136 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1194039
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Luristan bronze cloak pin with an elaborate terminal showing the head of an ibex. The animal is rendered with big alert eyes and flattened ears. The horns form loops to bear a thread that was fastened to the garment.
For related items cf. no. 156, 157 and 158 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For related slightly older examples formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 174-179 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash. Louvain-La-Neuve 1982.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1194038
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Substantial bronze pin with leaf-shaped head. Cast bronze with hammered head, featuring a slightly peaked central ridge and a twisted loop on top to bear a thread that was fastened to the garment.
For a related item cf. no 73 in: R. Merhav. A glimpse into the Past, The Joseph Ternbach Collection. Jerusalem 1981.
Bronze
L. 33 cm (13 in)
Luristan, Western Iran, early 1st millennium BC
Intact and of pristine condition. Nice patina with red cuprite underneath. Soil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1191093
Ostracon Ancient Art
$370.00
Accurate miniature version of a Luristan axe head with a pointed, nearly triangular blade and three straight ribs at rear terminating in conical spurs.
The cylindrical hole at center with remains of the original shaft.
The small scale is rare and denotes the votive or ceremonial function of the item.
Bronze
Luristan, ca. 1000 BC
L. 5.5 cm (2.1 in)
Intact and of fine quality.

German private collection, Königswinter (Germany) (data will be p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1191092
Ostracon Ancient Art
$460.00
Rounded bronze bowl with a multiple cord-like molding on the shoulder and a slightly flared narrow rim. The flattish base is indicated with a groove.
For a comparable example formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 375 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash. Louvain-La-Neuve 1982.
Bronze sheet, hammered.
Luristan, early 1st millennium BC
H. 6 cm (2.4 in)
D. 9.6 cm (3.8 in)
D. rim 8.1 cm (3.2 in)
Thin walled vessel with several sli...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188610
Ostracon Ancient Art
$300.00
Embossed disk with several bulges encircled by tiny dots. A line of dots along the edge. The pin is flattened at the join to the hammered disk.
Similar disk pins were first found at Surkh-i-Dum in 1938. They were inserted into the walls of the sanctuary and intended as votive offerings.
Bronze
Luristan, 8th/7th century BC
L. 24 cm (9.4 in)
D. disk 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
The outside edge of the disk partially damaged with some crazes. Otherwise good quality and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188609
Ostracon Ancient Art
$160.00
Luristan bronze pin with slightly flattened nail-shaped head. The top finely decorated with bands of delicately chiselled geometric ornaments.
For related items cf. no. 140-142 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For a related example formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 151 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash. Louvain-La-Neuve 1982.
Bronze
L. 15.3 cm (6 in)
Luristan, 2nd/1st millennium BC
Intact with minerali...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188608
Ostracon Ancient Art
$180.00
Luristan bronze pin with a rounded nail-shaped head set on a thickened area with bulges and bands of incised geometric decoration.
For related items cf. no. 143-147 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For related (a bit finer) examples formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 166-167 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash. Louvain-La-Neuve 1982.
Bronze
L. 12.7 cm (5 in)
Luristan, 1000-750 BC
Intact and of pristine c...