Ostracon Ancient Art, fine antiquities
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1279446
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1,350.00
Extremely 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. Sinter and root marks; back side heavily encrusted.
Ex Dr...
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 : 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.
Swiss public auction (data will be provided to the buyer)

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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.
Swiss public auction (data will be provided to the buyer)

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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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1128273
Ostracon Ancient Art
$3200.00
Rather large Anatolian idol with small head on a long neck, the pouch-like body with stylized arm stumps.
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 (3.85 in)
Intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1128272
Ostracon Ancient Art
$320.00
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 (1.06 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 #1107473
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
Large barrel shaped stone bead drilled from both sides. The concentric circle decoration incised prior to glazing.
Stone
Hittite, ca. 15th-13th century BC
H. 4.2 cm (1.65 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 (data will be provided to the buyer)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1100813
Ostracon Ancient Art
$1500.00
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, acquired 1968-1978 (data will be provided to the buyer)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1100812
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1100811
Ostracon Ancient Art
$380.00
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)
W. 4.0 cm (1.6 in)
H. with stand 9.8 cm (3.85 in) Broken at the neck level. Worn surface with so...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1100315
Ostracon Ancient Art
$980.00
Black stone head pendant with narrow elongated face showing a prominent nose, pronounced lips and beady eyes. A hole for suspension on the top of the cap-shaped headdress.
Similar stone head amulets said to come from Syria will be offered at Bonham’s October 2011 sale.
Dark stone with brownish tint (steatite?)
Near Eastern, 2nd millennium BC
H. 4.1 cm (1.6 in)
Sinter deposits. Intact except for a modern perforation on the bottom of the neck, probably intended...