Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
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 #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. 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...
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...
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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1081659
Ostracon Ancient Art
$850.00
Achaemenid bronze bowl of shallow floor and flared rim, the outside decorated with a repoussed and incised lotus flower pattern. Bronze. Achaemenid, 5th century BC. D. 16.9 cm (6.7 in). Fine condition. slightly bent perimeter and crack on the rim. Attractive blue-green patina and soil deposits over the originally silvered surface. Ex private collection Germany, acquired in the 1950s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #945441
Ostracon Ancient Art
$890.00
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 and 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. German art market (data will be provided to the buyer)