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 #1412095
Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. A massive really elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with poppy flower shaped terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412094
Ancient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. A large elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with poppy flower shaped terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412093
Interesting and rare type of broad bronze short-sword or large Parazonium, Greco-Persian period, ca 600 BC.

High quality blade of bronze, deeply ridged in a complicated pattern and with a short tang for the handle, now lost.

Size: ca 33,5 cm. long and up to 7 cm. broad! (max.)

Condition: Intact, nice metal, though with some corrosion and uncleaned encrustations. Small ding to the edge. Fine vivid green patina.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412092
A broad short sword or large Parazonium, Greco-Persian type, Ancient Near East, ca. 800-600 BC.

High quality blade of bronze, deeply ridged in a complicated pattern and with a short tang for the handle, now lost. Extremely nice and scarce tanged short sword.

Size: ca 35 cm. long but as much as 7,3 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1412055
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Central Asia - Bamiyan.

Pearly white glaze with Sgraffito decoration (relief), pottery bowl with flaring body rising from a short foot. The sides decorated with a beautiful Sgraffito pattern of ovals and center and rim decorated with splashes of brown.

Condition: Choice. Almost perfectly intact and with fine grazing and inherent iridescence.

Size: 8,8 cm. wide and approx 4,2 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1412031
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Central Asia - Bamiyan.

Substantial for type and perhaps the most interesting we have of this type! Pearly white glaze with very pronounced Sgraffito decoration (relief-carving) of a floral design, pottery bowl with flaring body rising from a short foot, the rim decorated with splashes of brown glaze.

Condition: Superb for type...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1412027
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Central Asia - Bamiyan.

Pearly white glaze with Sgraffito decoration (relief), pottery bowl with flaring body rising from a short foot. The sides decorated with a beautiful Sgraffito pattern of ovals and center and rim decorated with splashes of brown.

Condition: Choice. Almost perfectly intact and with fine grazing and inherent iridescence.

Size: 9 cm. wide and approx 4,2 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1412026
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Central Asia - Bamiyan.

Turquoise glazed, pottery bowl with flaring body rising from a short foot. The sides and center decorated with a floral patterns or perhaps stylized birds(?) and a star-shaped or radiated element.

Condition: Superb. Remnants of gold iridescence patina that is difficult to picture.

Size: 9,8 cm. wide and approx 4,8 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1412024
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Central Asia - Bamiyan.

Turquoise glazed, pottery bowl with flaring body rising from a short foot. The sides and center decorated with a beautiful floral patterns.

Condition: Superb. Fine iridescence patina that is difficult to picture.

Size: 10,3 cm. wide and approx 5 cm. high.

Ex. Danish Private Collection, from the London Antiquities market of the 1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411873 (stock #3341)
Luristan Bronze Standard Finial, Master of Animals, custom marble stand, 9th - 7th Century BCE. Bronze is 7" x 2 1/4" x 1/2", on stand 9" high. In excellent condition. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C. and characterized by a wide range of idiosyncratic forms and a highly stylized conception of human and animal representation. These bronzes are to be distinguished from ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411870 (stock #3340)
Iron Age Bronze Antelope, ca 1000 BCE. Bronze is 2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", on stand 1/2" x 4" x 2". In excellent condition. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts of the Old World. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411867 (stock #3339)
Luristan Bronze Bull head on iron rod, custom stand, 8th - 7th Century BCE. Head 1 1/2" high x 1" x 1", on stand 5" high. In excellent condition. Ex: Bruce Rhodes collection. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1411772
A fine pair of different and nicely decorated Indus Valley pottery jars, dating to c. 3rd mill. BC. Probably Mehrgarh-civilisation.

One of the jars is of a vase form with a small round base and a flaring rim, the other of a typical Indus form with conical walls, both with painted motifs of fishes and geomethric forms.

Size: 1,3 cm. high and 10 cm. wide for the conical form, and ca. 11,5 cm. tall for the vase.

Condition: Choice lot! Intact with fine decoration. Mi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1411769
A fine matching pair of nicely decorated Indus Valley pottery jars, dating to c. 3rd mill. BC. Probably Mehrgarh-civilisation.

The jars of a vase form small round base, painted zoomorphic motif of a lions and multible fishes.

Size: 12-13 cm. tall each.

Condition: Nice lot, the fish jar is completely intact, the lion jar has a repaired crack, some typical wear to the decoration.

Ex. Danish Private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1411768
A nicely decorated Indus Valley pottery vase, dating to c. 3rd mill. BC. Probably Mehrgarh-civilisation.

The beautiful vase-form decorated with fishes swimming and geomethric decoration.

Size: ca 15 cm. tall and 8-9 cm. wide - a substantial piece from Indus Valley

Condition: Choice for age and type. Intact with a few smaller chips to the rim.

Ex. Danish Private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1411183
Rare centaur-like creature with a female torso merged to an equid body.
The woman wears a veil, her head was taken from a mold and shows delicate features. She is holding/playing a large tambourine covered with red pigment. Short red stripes along the body.
The equid body standing four-square.
The figure stands in the tradition of the so called ‘Persian Rider’ type characteristic of the Achaemenid Period in Syria.
The Persian Achaemenid empire lasted from 550 BC u...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1410206
A beautiful bronze figure of a double stag with greatly curved horns, Luristan, 2nd. millenium BC.

The bronze figure with a loop to serve as an amulet; it has to nfine heads with horns and two foreparts of stag bodies with 4 legs in total.

Size: 43 mm. long and 32 mm. tall.

Condition: Choice!, completely intact with a fine patina.

Ex. Old German Collection, collected in the 1960s-1970s