All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1432086
Hand-modeled stand with antithetically arranged bull heads on top. Pinched muzzles and dewlaps, the eyes pierced. Horns chipped.
Votive offering or toy.
Terracotta
Near Eastern, Syro-Hittite, 2nd Millennium BC
H. 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
W. 4 cm (1.6 in)
Horns chipped, base slightly worn.
Published with:
Jean-David Cahn. Katalog 11. Tiere und Mischwesen. Basel, December 1999. Lot no. 06.
Jean-David Cahn. Katalog 19. Tiere und Mischwesen VII...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1431823
A very early and important Islamic antique bronze bowl with central knob and handle, 12th.-15th. century.

The bowl in very solid bronze with fine floral and symethric engravings around the raised central knob, clearly inspired from the achaimenid and greek offer bowls. A wonderful antique from a great old collection.

Size:

Condition: Choice, slight looseness to the handle but it's solidly anchored to the bowl.

Size: 30 cm. from handle to rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1431496
Important collection of 11 stone axes and tools, Egyptian, 4th. millenium BC.

A selection of different tools in Basalt, Jasper, Gneist and perhaps Jadeite, mainly small axe shapes for grinding spices and cosmetics. Lot also include a wonderful fully polished fragment of a cosmetic palette.

A gem collection with some beautiful colours!

Sizes: 2,3 - 4,3 cm.

Condition: Mostly intact with a few with smaller nicks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1431358
Beautiful pottery dish with torquoise glaze, black markings and a finely decorated pattern, Seljug period, 11th.-12th. century, likely Kashan.

The Dish in an almost untouched state with fine silvery irridescence on the surface of the exterior. Very beautiful colours.

Size: 17,7 cm. in diameter. - c. 7 inches.

Condition: Choice and intact, a few places of missing glaze and usual markings from the making, but a very nice dish.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1431356
A very nice pottery bowl with torquoise glaze, black markings and a finely decorated pattern on the interior. Seljug period, 11th.-12th. century, likely Kashan.

The bowl with fine silvery iridescence on the surface of the exterior. Very beautiful colours.

Size: 14 cm. in diameter. - c. 5,5 inches.

Condition: Choice w. spots of missing glaze and usual markings from the making. A possible hairline repair on the exterior and slight repaint.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1430885
An important and beautiful larger pottery bowl with musician, Kashan area, ca. 12th.-13th. century AD.

A very rare and impressive conically shaped pottery bowl with green-yellow decoration on a cream-white ground. A musician seated in the center with a string instrument and 6 other figures seated on the fan with halos, marvelous dotted decoration.

Size: 25 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1430884
An important and beautiful larger pottery bowl, Kashan area, ca. 12th.-13th. century AD.

Absolutely stunning conically shaped pottery bowl with a red, black decoration on a cream-white ground: a Goat, surrounded by floral decorations. Beautiful archaic style, from prior to the Ban of figural representation in the art of Islam.

Size: ca. 24-25 cm. wide and ca. 10 cm. high.

Condition: Very fine. A very few large fragments restored nicely with crackline re-touched, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430776
Stone relief fragment showing a sitting youth with elaborate hairdo and well-shaped features.
The boy is looking upwards, his upper body leaning back a bit. The outstretched right arm is placed on the leg which rests on the ground, the other arm embraces the raised left knee.
The canonical stance known from Greek mythological figures like Eros or Atlas, is often shown squatting on lower registers of Gandhara votive stupas.
Blue schist
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century AD
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430775
Fragmentary stone relief showing a downwards looking thoughtful woman. The pensive pose may point to the princess Yasudhara, the wife of the price Siddhartha (later Buddha).
The expressively carved head with bangs topped by an elaborate headdress. The woman is wearing large earrings and a necklace.
The full bosomed woman is clad with a folded dress; a shawl wrapped over one shoulder and her right upper arm.
For a marriage scene with Yasudhara standing in a pensive pose cf. i...
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 : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1430693
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). North Khorasan.

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: Superb, fine patina.

Size: 9,4 cm. wide and approx 4,8 cm. high.

Ex. Danish Private Collection, from the London Antiquiti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1430692
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Nishapur - North Khorassan.

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 pearly iridescence and patina, small nick to the rim.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1430660
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, ca. 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH).Ancient near East, Northern Khorassan.

Turquoise glazed, pottery bowl with a hemispheric body rising from a short foot. Undecorated and with a beautiful glossy glaze slightly darker blue towards the center. Fantastic 'spiders web' of gold iridescence over the interior

Condition: Superb.

Size: approx 9 cm. wide and 5,3 cm. high.

Ex. Danish Private Collection, from the Lond...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1430659
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Ancient near East, Northern Khorassan.

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 light silver iridescence patina that is difficult to picture.

Size: 9,5 cm. wide and approx 4,3 cm. high.

Ex. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1430658
A superb quality Islamic bowl, ca. 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Ancient near East, Northern Khorassan.

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

Condition: Superb. Remnants of gold and silver iridescence patina that is difficult to picture. Completely intact and uncleaned!

Size: 10,3 cm. w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1430657
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Ancient near East, Northern Khorassan.

Cream, blue and black glazed pottery dish on a short foot. The center decorated with faint floral patterns in relief in the manor of the Seljuqs.

Condition: Very fine, completely original surfaces, a hairline crack restored. Exceptional silverish iridescence patina that is difficult to picture.

Size: ca. 15 cm. wide (diameter)

Ex. Danis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430642
Senatus Consulto
$1,200.00
A rare and splendid ancient Chlorite stone jar Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The jar carved in a green-black chlorite stone with thick walls and a rounded base decorated with two confronting Parrots on each side, Southern Kermanh intercultural style of Bactria, Persia and Mesopotamia. Wonderful vivid style of carving! Attractive and symethic with the birds carved with a bold and artistic hand.

Size: 86 mm. wide and ca. 52 cm. tall.

Condition: Choice, some ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1430616
A beautiful pottery bowl with torquoise glaze, black markings and a finely decorated pattern on the interior. Seljug period, 11th.-12th. century, likely Kashan.

The bowl in an almost untouched state with fine silvery iridescence on the surface of the exterior. Very beautiful colours.

Size: 14 cm. in diameter. - c. 5,5 inches.

Condition: Choice and intact, spots of missing glaze and usual markings from the making, but a very nice bowl.

Ex. Important Dan...