All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413680
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$1,250.00
A very important and highly interesting seal, Sassanian, 3rd.-4th. century AD.

Hemispheric shape, drilled with small hole of the early period. The seal carved in an attractive red Jaspis with the bust of a Prinsess or noble woman of the courth and a Pahlevi inscription.

Size: 17 mm.

Condition: Choice, some fine patina and weathering to the handle with the seal carving perfectly preserved!

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413677
High qaulity seal stone, carved in a fine dark green Jaspis, early Sassanian, ca. 3rd.-4th. century AD

Superbly polished and symethrically pierced and with a carving of a winged horse or a Pegasus on the seal.

Size: 17-18 mm. - large for this type.

Condition: Superb.

Exceptionally fine engraving and polishing for the period and type.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413384
A large Amlash / 'Luristan' tanged Bronze lance head dating to 1200-800 BC.

The lance with a leafshaped blade, a rectangular-sectioned midrib and gently curved shoulders. The tang is bend at the top.

Size: 34,3 cm - 13 inches.

Condition: A choice lancehead with azurite and green patina. Intact with some nicks and roughness to the edge.

Ex. Private Collection.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413383
An interesting Canaanite or Mesopotamian tanged bronze dagger dating to 1500-1000 BC.

A flat, cast triangular blade, tapering to the point. 4 rivets remain from the handle that was attached in antiquity.

Sizes: 27,5 cm - 10,8 inches.

Condition: Choice, with smalle nicks and roughness to the edge. Earthern deposits and encrustations. Nice green and red bronze patina.

Ex. Private Collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413367
A lot of 6 Neo-elamite spear heads, 800-600 BC!

A high quality bronze spear heads from Ancient Near East, Elamite or Achaimenid, dating to c. 800-600 BC.

All javelins have tangs and barbed blades. The blades are tapering and all have a raised central midrib. The blades are thickening towards the point, making the impact stronger, and amourpiercing.

Sizes: c...
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. half the length) with a bend at the top, for better fastening to the wooden shaft.

Size: c. 29 cm - 11,5 inches.

Condition: Nearly superb. Beautiful green bronze patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413348
A cast bronze sword from Ancient Near East, Amlash, dating to around 14th-10th cent BC. Tapering double-edged, slightly convex blade with flat mid-rib and short tang with hole for a rivet to fasten handle. Size: c. 51 cm - c. 19,5 inches. Condition: Choice. Slight roughness to the blade, beautiful green bronze patina. . Ex. Private Collection. Comes with our COA and guaranteed authentic.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413239
A large and thus rare Cuprite bronze or copper dagger, Mesopotamia, Copper Age, early-mid 3rd. millenium BC.

The dagger of the Type 1 design, cut out or hammered sheet with a small tang.

Size: 28,9 cm. long and 5,2 cm. wide over the blade!

Condition: Superb, fine brown and green patina with earthern highlights, uncleaned.

Ex. Old Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1413238
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$1,150.00
A very important and beautiful larger pottery bowl with an extensive arabic inscription, Kashan area, ca. 12th.-13th. century AD.

Absolutely stunning conically shaped pottery bowl with polychrome decoration; Cobalt blue lines and green-yellow decoration on a cream-white ground. Symethrical motif in the center and near the rim a band of Arabic Caligraphy running all around the bowl, possible a recitation of verses of the Quran.

Size: 24,4 cm. wide and 10 cm...
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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413177
The 2nd. of a pair of rare bronze lances with engraved glyphs near the blade, Turmenistan /BMAC late bronzeage-Ironage, ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1413160
A wonderful compact and finely made bronze spear, Neo-Assyrian, ca. 900-600 BC.

This spear point of a very advanced weapons type for antiquity with slight variation also used by the greeks and late European bronze age; a blade with a strongly pronounced mid-rib for strenghtening the trust, a re-enforced folded and hammered socket, made to take a big pole.

Size: 22,5 cm.

Condition: Choice! Wonderful metal and nice brown and green patina. Ex. Danish Private Coll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412999
An important bronze lance with engraved glyphs near the blade, Turmenistan / North Eastern Persia, ca. 1000-600 BC.

A very elaborate and efficient bronze weapon, a sharp leafshaped and very deadly blade, hammered from a trapezoid long shaft which evolves into another rectangular part of the shaft, and ends in a fishtail finial with line engravings. This last small part was likely the tang of the weapon, which would have been inserted in the pole in antiquity. It's the first time we've...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412909
A massive ancient Near East bronze lance, ca. 1500-1000 BC.

Caspian Sea area, likely Turkmenistan. The largest bronze lance we've had for 20 years with it's 55 cm.

The lance with a very long folded and hammered socket, still with original content inside. Blade with a raised midsection.

A highly interesting piece for it's size alone, very impressive in hand.

Condition: Very nice, intact with minor losses to the blade, as seen in the pictures. Fine unclea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1412907
An early Islamic bronze inkwell, Khorassan, Under the Seljuqs, ca. 12th. century AD.

Attractive bronze lidded jar with it's doomed architectorially inpired lid.

Size: ca. 8 cm. tall and 6,7 cm. wide.

Condition: Very nice, chip to the rim of the lid reattached, looking fine.

Ex. Danish private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412894
A beautiful battle axe, Luristan type, but likely made further north east in the Caspian Sea area, ca. 2000-1600 BC.

The axe with a greatly outswayed and sharp edge and a small socket with a knob on the back.

Size: 10,5 cm. long and the blade is 7,2 cm. wide at the edge.

Condition: Choice, nice specimen with green patina, good metal, some cleaning marks.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412892
A huge Openwork Stamp Seal, Oxus civilization or Bactria-Margiana Complex, Ca. 2600 to 2100 BC. Middle Bronze Age, Western Central Asia.

Located in present day northern Afghanistan, eastern Turkmenistan, southern Uzbekistan and western Tajikistan, centered on the upper Amu Darya (Oxus River)

A really massive and decorative bronze or white bronze (high silver content) stamp seal, of the earlier floral types, done in openwork; with a larger loop on the back.

Diamet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412880
Interesting and scarce bronze dagger or short sword, Caspian Sea area, mid-late 2nd. millenium BC.

A very attractive triangularly shaped blade, with rivets at the top to secure it to a handle, and a long pronounced central midrib, running to the way to the point.

Size: 32 cm. long and quite broad.

Condition: Choice! Beautiful piece with nice brown and green patina, small ding in the edge at the middle.

Ex. Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412879
A superb ancient bronze lance, Scythian Empire in Margiana, early 1st. millenium BC

A particularly well made and finely preserved bronze lance with a strongly pronounced central midrib made to enforce the trusting power of the lance. The blade very sharp and pointy. Long tang that twists in the end, ending in a small knob, that would have secured a better hold to the pole.

A scarce later bronze age or early iron age bronze weapon, refined and excellent.

Size: 32...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1412856
A bronze Scythe, Turkmenistan / Caspian Sea Area, bronzeage 2nd.-1st. mill. BC.

Interesting large and very sharp blade, used as a harvesting tool and sometimes as a weapon as well. European bronzeage scythe blades (sicles) are fairly commenly sold on the market whereas sicles from the Near east or western asian bronzeage cultures are very scarce indeed. This specimen is larger than most European blades, whith a highly sharpened blade and a thick slightly bended back of blade.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1412537
A choice and scarce cylinder seal with old provenance, Old Babylonian Kingdom ca. 1900-1800 BC.

The seal carved in black hardstone, likely serpentine with beautiful scene of a demi-god leading worshipper before the throne of the supreme god Enki or Ea.

Size: 23-24 mm. tall and ca. 1 cm. thick.

Condition: Choice, finely carved and minimal corrosion with a fine imprint.

Provenance: This seal comes from an old Swedish collection, and bought at Victori...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1412533
A high quality cylinder seal, Kingdom of the Mitanni, dating to the 15th.-14th. century BC.

This seal dates to the period known as the Mitannian Empire when much of northern Mesopotamia was under the control of people who spoke a language called Hurrian.

Interesting and beautiful carving with 3 of the elongated figures typical for the Mitannian seals, representing gods or worshippers. Very tall and slim design with a space divider as well. Carved in a cream-grey coloured ...
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. Massive and very impressive in hand.

Condition: Choice! W...
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. The lower terminal decorated with a star in the bottom, knobs and 3 spiked, decorated with concentric lines and criss-cross patterns.

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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. The lower terminal decorated with a star in the bottom, knobs and 3 spikes, and decorated with concentric lines and criss-cross patterns.

Siz...
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. broad (max.)

Condition: Superb for type, fine metal and thin brown and green patina.

A very attractive blade worthy of any collection of ancient weapons....
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. high. ...
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. Almost perfectly intact and with fine grazing and fully covered in s...
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. high.
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. high.

Ex. Danish Private Collecti...
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...