All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1430605
A beautiful and quite rare early bronze or cobber vessel, Kerman, dating to the 3rd. millenium BC.

A aquat vessel, standing on three legs with animal paws, two loops for hanging it or attaching a lid on top.

One of the earliest of these iconic bottles known, likely used for cosmetics in the 3rd. mill. BC. Inside there is still remnants of a now calky substance.

Size: 6,3 cm. tall.

Condition: Choice and intact, small chip to the rim at one side...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1375500 (stock #3877)
BRONZE SHORT SWORD
BRONZE AGE, PERSIA, 1000 – 800 BC

This fantastic weapon has survived intact and enjoys a gorgeous dark olive green patina

Dimensions:
Length: 50 cm
Width: 4 cm

Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored

Nicely mounted on a customs acrylic “Plexi-glass” display stand of high quality

ALL ITEMS THAT WE OFFER FOR SALE COME WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209492 (stock #2076)
Persian Avian Pottery Juglet, Circa 3rd Millennium BCE, in globular form with neck of juglet in shape of a bird' s head. Bulbous eyes, opened beak, some earthen encrustation due to age but intact and in excellent condition. 8 1/4" High. Ex: Barakat Gallery, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1390057 (stock #1-1111)
Important silver alloy plate, with an embossed décoration representing two women facing each other. Bactria, Ca. 500 BC. Diameter: 20.2 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188853 (stock #1935)
Luristan, Iron Age, Bronze Standing Figurine. Anthropomorphic in nature standing erect with incised facial and body features. Ancient Iran, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. 7 1/4" high x 1 3/4 base diameter, In excellent condition. Cf. Sotheby's NY Dec. 17, 1997 lot 194. According to the Iranicaonline.org, BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1422984
An attractive battle axe, Luristan type, but likely made further north east in the Caspian Sea area, ca. 2000-1600 BC.

The axe with an outswayed edge and a socket decorated with lines in relief.

Size: 12 cm. long.

Condition: Choice, nice specimen with green patina, good metal, some cleaning marks and minor ancient loss to blade.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367720 (stock #3216)
Iron Age III Terracotta Double Bowl with Tripod Feet. Persian, Ancient NW Iran, Teppe Hasanlu. Ca. 800 - 586 BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 5 5/8". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #60.20.60. Teppe Hasanlu is an archaeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran (in the province of West Azerbaijan), a short distance south of Lake Urmia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #562178
Priceless Past
$1495.00
This is a fine specimen of a bronze age sword from ancient Persia (circa 1200 BC). It measures roughly 554mm and weighs 599 grams. The metal is solid and stable. Though I cannot say for sure it does appear that the pommel may have been reattached. It appears as if the guard was inlaid originally. This is an excellent opportunity to add a unique piece to your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1315641 (stock #C.S.71)
Venus Galleries
$375.00
c. 35-12 BCE

Obverse: King on horseback, facing right, holding whip. Monogram (no longer visible) in right field. BASILEWS BASILEWN MEGALOY AZOY (The Great King of King Azes).

Reverse: Zeus or Poseidon facing right, his right hand outstretched, scepter in his left. Monogram in left field, Kharosthi letter in right field. Kharosthi inscription Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa. (The Great King of Kings Azes)

In fine condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1358585
A very rare and unusual Stamp seal in solid silver, Sassanian, 3rd.-6th. century AD.

The seal in fine pure silver now toned grey, pierced with a large hole and engraved with animal.

Size: 15 mm. wide.

Ex. German Collection of Dr. M. M., Westfalen, since 1970-72.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1426953
A beautiful larger silver bowl, Sassanian Empire, 300-600 AD.

The Sassanid Dynasty, was the the last native Persian Kingdom to rule Ancient Near East before the Islamic conquest.

An attractive hammered silver bowl, with an scetchy incised animal in the center of the interior and multible concenthric lines around. It looks like a simple bird, but it needs more cleaning to be certain!

Size: ca. 17 cm. wide and 6 cm. tall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413359
A high quality bronze spear head Ancient Near East, Turkmenistan / Caspian Sea area bronze age, dating to c. 1400-800 BC.

Prolonged, leafshaped blade with raised central midrib. A shank seperates the long tang form the blade. (c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300954 (stock #3138)
Persian Glazed Ceramic Bowl on Custom Stand. Nishapur, 10th Century CE. Repaired from original pieces with some overpaint. Bowl is 3 ¾” high x 6 ½” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8 ½”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia. A distinct Muslim style in pottery was not firmly established until the 9th century in Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Syria and Per...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1004378 (stock #1653)
Magnificent Luristan Bronze Sword, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age, intact and in excellent condition. Bronze is 14 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide. On custom stand dimensions are 9 1/4" high x 14 1/2" wide x 2" deep. Typical categories of canonical Luristan bronze artifacts in­clude cast animal finials, standards with masters of animals, horse cheekpieces, and harness attachments in the form of naturalistic or fantastic creatures, figured and disc pins, whetstone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1392374 (stock #G184)
Ancient, 1000 BC, Western Asiatic, South Caspian Sea region, bronze chariot bells, pendants with suspension loops.

REFERENCE: Related bells are published in the book "Ancient Ornaments of Azerbaijan" by Sh. G. Sadykhzade. Plate.XIII

We will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.

CONDITION: in good condition considering its age, showing its age and usage with dark green-brown patina with ear...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413189
A very attractive bronze dagger, Caspian Sea / Caucasian type, ca. 1000 BC

A finely shaped handle and well-proportioned dagger. The handle was made to take inlays of bone or stone, now lost. The blade thick tappering to sharper edges.

Size: 29,5 cm.

Condition: Choice, with a fine red and green patina.

Ex. Old Danish Private Collection of ancient weapons.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1430727
A superb quality Islamic bowl, ca. 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Northern Khorasan area.

Turquoise glazed, pottery bowl with flaring body rising from a short foot. The sides and center decorated with a Lotus pattern aned a birds in the center, all in high relief in the manor of the Seljuqs.

Condition: Nearly Superb. Larger remnants of fine iridescence patina that is difficult to picture. Completely intact and uncleaned!

Size: 9,6 cm. wide and approx 4,7 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #957481
Priceless Past
$695.00
This is an exciting little repousse plaque or pendant found in the city of Gilgit. The city of Gilgit was an important hub along the silk road. The image and decor of the piece appears to be Gandharan but as I am not an expert on that particular culture I could be mistaken in my attribution. This piece measures roughly 2 cm square. It is a magnificent piece for any collection of ancient art or jewelry. Please email if you need any further information or photographs.