All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209640 (stock #2083)
Petite Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Bird Faced Goddess Astarte (goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war) circa 3rd Millennium BCE. With large hollow eyes, pointed nose and slender arms and legs. Wearing headdress and ceremonial collar. 4 1/2" high not including custom lucite stand. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1412532
An important and exceptionally beautiful stamp seal, Achaemenid, ca. 600-400 BC.

Carved and finely polished in a lovely banded agate stone; engraved on the seal with a pair of confronting animals. Spectacular seal that does not come much better than this and of a rare large size. Of scaraboid shape, typical of the stamp seals of the early greco-Persian period.

Size: 34 mm. in length and ca. 23 mm. wide...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330744
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$250.00
Reduced, was $350
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 #1287275
A superb barbed spear head for a javelin or throwing spear, Neo-Elamite bronze javelin spear, 900-600 BC

Size: 190 mm. long

Condition: Choice, uncleaned with fine patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367401 (stock #3212)
Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon (Sheep) on Wheels, Middle Elamite Period, ca. 1500 - 1200 BCE. One horn chipped as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Artifact is 2 3/4" x 4" x 4 1/2". With hollow cylindrical body and tiny head. Mounted on four wheels. Wheel axles pass through pierced holes. Cf: The Royal City of Susa, Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre, fig. 136, p. 196...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1392426 (stock #3311)
Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Head of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes, pricked ears, long whiskers. In excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 1" x 1 1/4", on custom stand 3 1/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1300415
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$350.00
Ancient banded agate bead Roman - Persian 100 BC- 300 AD great condition. Size 15mm by 7 mm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1360947
A good style Carnelian intaglio, Early Sassanian period, 3rd.-4th. century AD.

Image of two rams, hard imprint included in the sale. Size: ca. 15 mm.

Condition: Choice small chip to the rim.

Provenance: Part of the inventory of the Coin and antiquities dealer Karl kress, Munich, 1950s.-1960s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350796 (stock #3176)
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 4" x 4" x 6 1/2". Removable stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a open air chariot. Carriage drawn by four stylived horses with curly mane. Incised decoration on chariot. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. Professional repair and some restoration...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1320460
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$150.00
Reduced, was $275
A fine bowl decorated with Torquise glace on a cream ground - Very attractive. Tranoxiana, Samanid Dynasty style, 10th.-11th. century AD

Size: ca 185 mm. wide and 80 mm. deep.

Condition: Choice, area of restoration with much original glace left. Wonderful iridiscent shine to the surface and a lot of fine crackles!

Ex. Copenhagen Dealers collection, aquired over a period 20 years.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330745
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1415679
A fine stamp seal of the Hemispheric form preferred in the Neo-Babylonian/-Assyrian period, 9th.-7th. century BC.

The seal of a very attractive mottled hardstone in red and cream orange colours. The seal engraved with standing Griffin.

Size: ca. 19 mm. high and a diameter of the base of ca. 17-18 mm.

Condition: Choice and intact with wear and patina.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards. Comes with collectors own notes ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Prehistorical item #1428369
A choice and large Western Asian bronze sword dating to c. 2nd mill. BC. 'Luristan' Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan bronze age.

The sword with round shoulders and a prominent central midrib. The tang has a bend near the tip.

Size is 51 cm.

Condition: A choice sword with some encrustations. Vry slight edge roughness. Nice green bronze patina. Will improve much if cleaned properly.

Ex. Danish Private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1347798 (stock #ECC.babylon)
The lost wonders of the ancient world, the famed hanging Gardens, were not located in Babylon, as originally thought, but at Susa, in the Biblical realm of Elam-or so some numismatists now believe. The answer to the riddle lies in the strange markings on this ancient Elmymais coin.

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is the only one of the original Seven Wonders of the World whose location has not been discovered by archeologists—possibly because they’ve been looking in the wrong place. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1378130
Interesting and very beautiful Kohl vessel, Persian, likely Khorassan, Seljuk Period, ca. 10th.-12th. century AD.

The vessel finely decorated with engravings, standing on three legs with Goat head applications.

Size: 8 cm. tall.

Condition: Superb, finely patinated.

Ex. North German Private Collection from the 1970s-1980s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394393 (stock #3325)
Syro Hittite Terracotta Zoomorphic Figure on Wheels, ca. 2nd - 1st millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. One wheel not attached as seen in images. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.3 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". The ceremonial centers of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) were lavishly decorated with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs - an original and greatly influential artistic tradition. But why exactly did the production...
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1378385
A highly interesting and beautiful Redstone (Jasper?) Scaraboid, Levantine / Holyland, 1st. millenium BC.

This seal predates the Greco-Persian period of Scaraboids and was made during the Neo-Assyrian period, ca. 10th.-8th. century BC.

The seal is engraved with a complicated pattern, like multible Swaztikas or perhaps a scetched bird (?). Very sharp and attractive engraving

Size: 16 mm.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.