Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1257651
Ostracon Ancient Art
$180.00
Neo-Babylonian or Neo-Assyrian stone duck weight in banded chalcedony. With the head turned around and resting on its back.
in the form of ducks existed in Mesopotamia from the 3rd millennium BC continuing through to the 4th century BC.
For similar examples, cf. Christies June 1997 sale London, lot no. 148.
Chalcedony
Neo-Babylonian or Neo-Assyrian, ca. 800-600 BC
L...
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...
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1237769
Ostracon Ancient Art
$30.00
Small bronze amulet in the shape of a zebu bull. The animal is showing short forelegs, a vestigial tail. The ears are indicated below the prominent horn. A hole for suspension through the hunchback.
Bronze
Near Eastern, early 1st Millennium BC
L. 1.7 cm (0.6 in)
Intact, pristine condition with nice patina.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1237766
Ostracon Ancient Art
$80.00
Stylized stone head of a bull with neat carving to separate snout, triangular head and horns. Some incisions near the eyes.
The hole for suspension is drilled just below the horns.
Stone
Near Eastern, 2nd/1st Millennium BC
1.55 cm (0.6 in)
Intact, fine condition.
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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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1203007
Ostracon Ancient Art
$220.00
Bust of a bearded priest wearing a conical headdress with sideward plaits running down to the shoulders. Small face with prominent nose and faded features. The right arm raised to the chest, the left resting on the side.
For a related item cf. lot no. 373/374 in: Sotheby’s New York, June 1995 auction.
Terracotta
H. 10 cm (3.9 in)
H. with plinth 19 cm (7.5 in)
Near Eastern, 5th century BC
Mold made, broken at the chest level...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188607
Ostracon Ancient Art
$160.00
Luristan bronze pin with a rounded knob-like head set on a thickened area with incised geometric decoration.
For related items cf. no. 148-150 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For a related example formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 164 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
Tip of the pin missing, otherwise intact and of pristine condit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1177004
Ostracon Ancient Art
$7500.00
Rare and large Kusura-type idol of disk-shaped head on a long neck.
The face embellished with a contouring line, large arched eyebrows and big almond-shaped eyes with indicated iris.
The rounded body with horizontal shoulders and vestigial arm stumps.
For the rendering of the facial details cf. item no. 509 in: Jürgen Thimme. Kunst der Kykladen. Karlsruhe 1976.
Marble
Western Anatolian, Early Bronze Age II, 2700 to 2400 BC
H. 14 cm (5.5 in)
Neck ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1143777
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1800.00
Shell limestone Anatolian sphinx with the body of a recumbent lion with short forepaws, the tail turning over the right haunch.
The female head showing a receding forehead, large eyes, heavy cheeks and full lips. Tresses to both sides of face and a queue down the neck.
Shell limestone
Anatolian, early 1st millennium BC
H. 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
L. 8 cm (3.1 in)
Small section of the forepaws and of the plinth missing. Otherwise excellent condition with lively as...