Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1331461
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$750.00
A rare and exceptional macehead, Mesopotamian / Sumerian, 3rd. Millenium BC.

The macehead of a compressed round form with carvings in relief of two coiled snakes, representing the Sumerian God, Ningizidda. The god, either called Zu or Ningizzida, is lord of the watery abyss from which mortal life arises and to which it returns.

Size: 82 mm. in diameter and 181 grams...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1331458
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$750.00
A rare and exceptional macehead, Mesopotamian / Sumerian, 3rd. Millenium BC.

The macehead of a compressed round form with carvings that stands out against recessed areas Finely carved heads of monsters of human form with sharp teeths.

Size: 65 cm. in diameter and 174 grams.

Condition: Extremely fine, finely weathered and patinated surfaces.

Ex. Dutch Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1331114
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$475.00
A Sumerian seal in the shape of a lions head, Jemdet Nasr period, c. 3000-2900 B.C.

The seal made in cream marble with fine red veins.

size: 3,1 x 3,6 cm

The seal amulet in the form of a lion’s head. Drill-hole design on back with grazing animals, one horned, hole pierced through middle laterally. A very beautiful and rather scarce seal in this condition!

Ex. Estonian Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1330906
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$450.00
A Tepe Gawra type seal, North Mesopotamia, circa 4000-3900 B.C.
Steatite

Size: 2,5 cm

A “dancing” animal-headed figure with outstretched arms, probably a deity or a demon. Seals in similar design are known from Tepe Gawra, level XI/XA, phase XI. It is contemporary to Early Uruk period (4000-3800 BC).

Condition: Choice, nice smooth wear.

Published: Erik. K. Rasmussen, The cylinder seal as an objet d’art, Copenhagen 2010
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330905
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$850.00
Neo Elamite bronze bowl with cuneiform inscription, ca. 1st half of the 1st millennium B.C.

Size: 17 cm and 5,3 cm high

This bowl could be from an area near the Zagros mountains. There is no doubt that the name of the father is Elamite, since it's identical with a name which is already recorded in published documents. The ductus and the -na genitive suffix are typically Neo-Elamite...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330831
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$350.00
A superb rare bracelet, Luristan, 800-600 BC

The bracelet made for a man and perhaps a warrior i solid bronze with wolf head terminals.

Size: Max diameter 74 mm. wide.

Condition: Heavy red and green patina and uncleaned.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330745
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$350.00
A superb rare bracelet, Luristan, 800-600 BC

The bracelet made for a man and perhaps a warrior, thick goat head terminals and the bracelet itself decorated with lines and spikes or knobs.

Size: 65 mm. wide. Weight ca. 64 grams

Condition: Heavy red and green patina and uncleaned.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330744
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$495.00
A superb rare bracelet, Luristan, 800-600 BC

The bracelet made for a man and perhaps a warrior, thick goat head terminals and the bracelet itself decorated with lines and spikes or knobs.

Size: 75 cm. wide. Weight ca. 81 grams

Condition: Heavy red and green patina and uncleaned.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330730
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$750.00
IMPORTANT AND VERY RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF ASTARTE, HITTITE EMPIRE OF THE LEVANT, CA. 1600-1200 BC.

A beautiful archaic style figurine with beak like nose, holes for eays possible to take inlays now lost. hands cupped around the breasts and a peculiar hat on the head. Much similar to some of the pottery deities found in great number in the near east.

Size: 68 mm. high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330648
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$595.00
An attractive large dagger, Western Asia, South Caspian area, ca. 1200 NC.

The dagger is of the typical South Caspian Sea type, with the crescent below the handle, and fitted with grips of finely polished Lapis Lazuli.

Size: ca. 33-34 cm.

Condition: Choice with fine green patina, the gips finely made modern additions that looks very nice to the dagger.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330647
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$595.00
WONDERFUL BRONZE SHORT SWORD, LURISTAN / WESTERN ASIA, 1200-800 BC.

The short sword with a long slender blade and a handle fitted with grips of Lapis lazuli.

Size: 37-38 cm.

Condition: Choice with a fine green patina, the gips finely made modern additions that looks very nice to the blade.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330646
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$495.00
WONDERFUL BRONZE DAGGER, LURISTAN / WESTERN ASIA, 1200-800 BC.

The dagger with a long slender blade and a handle fitted with grips of Lapis lazuli.

Size: 33,5 cm.

Condition: Choice with an attractive brown patina, the gips finely made modern additions that looks very nice to the dagger.

Ex. Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1328222
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$250.00
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FINE POTTERY BOWL, LIKELY BAMIYAN REGION, CA. 11TH. CENTURY AD.

A beautiful larger bowl with an unusual Islamic decoration in yellow and black, done on a red ground. Very attractive!

Size: ca 190 mm. wide and c. 70 mm. deep.

Condition: Choice condition for type, restored from a few larger pieces, with no repainting. Shiny and completely original glace.

Ex. Preben Kristiansen Collection (aquired in the 1990s at auctions).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1328221
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$295.00
Interesting larger Islamic bowl, likely from Smarkand, dating to the 11th.-12th. century AD.

The bowl with cream glaze and decoration in red and black.

Size: 205 mm. wide and 85 mm. high.

Condition: Choice, intact with fine antique glossy surfaces.

Ex. Preben Christiansen Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1328219
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$195.00
A nice bronze spear or perhaps a jevelin, dating to the 2nd. millenium BC.

The spear has a very pronounced central midrib and a long bended tang. Small knob holds the blade from going into the handle when mounted.

Size: 23-24 cm.

Condition: Choice! Fine metal and good patina, a few scratches from cleaning othervise a superb specimen with no corrosion.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1328218
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$295.00
A larger bronze lance, Western Asia, later bronzeage dating to the 2nd.-1st. millenium BC.

A fine style weapon, impressive size and great green patina. Commonly termed Luristani by dealers and collectors.

Size: 33,5 cm.

Condition: Choice! Fine green patina, excellent fresh metal, no corrosion. Small nick to the blade, perhaps from ancient use.

Johan Dæhnfeldt Estate collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1328119
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Superbly made archaic tanged bronze sword, Western Asia, Ironage, ca. 800-600 BC.

The tapering blade modelled with three ribs, which are splitting in a small arch towards the handle. Here's also smaller decoration ribs (see the closeup).

Size: 46,7 cm. long and ca. 6,5 cm. broad at the widest point! A huge blade...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1328113
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$895.00
Beautiful bronze short sword, Western Asia, likely Talish, late 2nd. mill. BC.

The sword was for trusting only. Fitted with grips and a very solid and rather heavy piece for the size. With a peculiar lobbed pommel, a straight double guard and with a pointy triangular blade,

Size: 39,5 cm.

Condition: Very fine. Intact sword with excellent fresh metal for the handle, the blade with surface corrosion and minor chips, but based on a solid metal core...