All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1322231
A nice terracotta pottery jar, Indus valley, likely Mehrgarh 3300-1700 BC.

A well-crafted vessel with geomethric decoration.

Size: 12 cm. wide and 7,5 cm. high.

Condition: Choice and unrestored as found with fine patina. Some wear to the decoration and very minor dents as should be expected for the type.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1325466 (stock #WC.11)
Venus Galleries
$300.00
Orodes II (57-38 BCE)

Susa Mint

Obverse: Short-bearded bust of Orodes II facing left, wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque, star before, crescent behind. No wart visible on forehead. Pellet border.

Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand. Monogram above bow, monogram (mint mark) below bow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1328219
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 : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1328221
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 #1330744
Senatus Consulto
$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 #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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1330905
Senatus Consulto
$650.00
Reduced from $850
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1332523 (stock #g.2)
Venus Galleries
$4,750.00
c. 3rd-7th Century CE

This bottle is free blown of dark green glass with an oblate spheroid body, a short neck and an everted rim. The rim is also folded to create a narrow mouth to prevent the escape of precious oils. The vessel is decorated with repeating wheel cut lines on the shoulder and upper body of the vessel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1333839
A very nice and interesting bowl glazed and afterwards ingraved, Western Asia, ca. 1100-1200 AD.

Torquise glaze and engraved or incised with scrolls and sky-like ornaments. Horseshoe shaped symbol in the center.

Size:

Condition: Almost completely intact, small area of restauration and chip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1334019
A LARGE AND EXCELLENT CONDITION BRONZE LANCE, WESTERN ASIA, 2ND. MILLENIUM BC.

A rare type with a pronounced diamond cross-section running all the way to the sharp point. Medium long tang.

Size: ca. 40 cm.

Condition: Superb, sound metal with a fine deep red patina with green patches.

Ex. Dæhnfeldt Collection, a large Danish Private Collection of ancient weapons, bought in the 1970s-1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1334616
A choice & rare islamic pottery bowl dating to 10th-12th century AD.

The bowl has a greenish white glace with some wear due to age.

The bottom of the interior is decorated with a calligraphic symbol.

Size: 110x36 mm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1334779
An early type (type 1) of ancient bronze dagger, Western Asia ('Luristan') late 3rd.-early 2nd. millenium BC.

The dagger with a short tang, once mounted to a handle of wood or bone now lost, and a fine slender blade and round shoulders.

Size: 281 mm - (11,1 inches) - a larger dagger for the period.

Condition: Superb! Very fine patina and excellent metal.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1334780
Interesting and very scarce pottery Chalice or goblet for drinking, Bactrian, 2nd. millenium BC.

The Chalice measure some 150 mm. (5,9 inches) in height and is thus very impressive in hand.

The cup is finely decorated with pigments.

Condition: Choice, a minor chip to the footring and some typical wear to colours, othervise perfect.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1334784
The dagger with high shoulders, short tang and the blade with diamond cross-section.

The dagger is very attractive with a very beautyful patina.

Size: 250 mm - 9,8 inches.

Condition: Choice, with fine metal.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1340395
Interesting Cylinder seal, North Mesopotamia or Syria, ca. 1800-1500 BC.

The seal is rather large, carved in black stone, and engraved with a contest scene with a man with a staff or lance confronting a large horned animal and other animal and symbols all around them.

Size: 27 mm.

Condition: Choice.

Ex. German Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1342540
A RARE AND FINELY MADE TANGED BRONZE SWORD, LATE BRONZEAGE-IRONAGE, 800-600 BC.

Impressive tanged sword and very broad and elaborately made blade. The blade with a central raised line that is divided into two lines that arches towards the base.

Size: 39-40 cm. in length and with the blade being a maximum of 6,8 cm. wide near the tang!.

Condition: Nearly Superb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1342961 (stock #1-0992)
Rare Gilt bronze cup with a lavish embossed decoration of six noblemen or kings framed in floral and geometric designs. Inscription in arabic language beneath. Fine green and blue patina partly encrusted with soil. Islamic art, 15th/16th century. Height: 5 cm. Diameter: 12.3 cm. Old accidents, otherwise good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1344489 (stock #SK990)
Galerie Hafner
$1,800.00
shipping included
A beautiful bronze standard finial of the "Master of Animals" type. A tube in anthropomorphic form, worked on both sides identically, showing a human with a long nose and jutting ears, grasping the necks of two animals. Western Iran, Luristan culture, c. 9th-7th century B.C. Provenance: Private Collection, Switzerland. Condition: fine, with nice patina. Dimension: height: 15.2 cm.