All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1423197
A Persian Luristan heavy bronze object, likely military, 1st. mill. BC.

It looks like a bronze knuckles or perhaps a caltrop type of devise, we're not certain. Finely patinated and zoomorphic with the point shaped as a beak and with other stylized animal heads applied.

Size: 6,6 cm. wide and 4,1 cm. tall.

Ex. Matthias Steinhausen collection and aquired at Kunsthandlung Aloys Faust, Cologne
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1422980
A fantastic and exceptional thick and heavy ancient silver bracelet, Uratian-Achaemenid period, dating 800-500 BC.

A heavy silver armring evolving into a huge spiral, very complicated and beautiful silverwork for the period.

Size: ca. 7,1 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1422208
A large and very rare stamp seal, carved in Rock-Crystal, Early Mesopotamian, Jemdet Nasr or slightly earlier, 4th. millenium BC.

Rock-crystal was seldomly used as a medium for this types of seal, in the early mesopotamian period in the 5th.-4th. millenium BC. The engraving on the base with stylized animals.

Size: 25 mm. long, 20 mm. wide.

Condition: Choice!, signs of much ancient use with wear around the edges of the piercing.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1422206
A beautiful and very scarce stamp seal, scaraboid shape, Neo-Babylonian, ca. 8th.-6th. century BC.

The seal superbly polished in a multi-layered banded agate stone. On the base carved with a winged beast.

Size: 18 mm.

Condition: Choice!, signs of much ancient use with wear around the edges of the horisontical piercing.

Ex. Egeskov Private Collection, ex Senatus Consulto, 2003, formerly in a German Private Collection 1970-1989.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1422204
Fine seal carved in Quartz-Diorite, engraved with winged animal, likely a Griffin, on the base, Neo-Assyrian, 9th-6th. century BC.

Very attractive stone carved in a pyramidal shape with small piercing at the top. The use of diorite in art was most important among very early Middle Eastern civilizations such as Ancient Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, and Sumer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1422050
Interesting and rare stamp seal in a white stone perhaps calsite, Levantine / Anatolian, 1st. millenium BC.

Widely used on Sassanian seals but rarely seen on earlier stamp seals, here's a finely detailed Scorpio on the base of a seal with knob handle typical for the Levante and Anatolia in the 2nd.-1st. millenium BC.

Condition: Intact, with some corrosion of the material, fine ancient patina.

Ex. German Collection, 1925 - 1979.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1422047
Interesting red stone, possible Jasper, Scaraboid stamp seal, Levantine, Phoenician, ca. 800-500 BC.

A beautiful Scarab seal, made after Egyptian inspiration, Egyptian art was heavily imitated by the Phoenicians of the Levante and elsewhere in the mid 1st. millenium BC.

In the case the scarab is resting on a stepped podium and Pseudo-Hieroglyphs engraved on the base...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1421426
Early Bronze Age jug of piriform body, narrow neck and beaked spout. The handle is parted at the join to the belly and decorated with diagonal fluting – to render a twisted feature.
With a Thermoluminescent Report from Oxford University dated December 1976.
Ceramic
Anatolian, Yortan Culture, 2700-2500 BC
H. 16 cm (6.3 in)
Small section of the spout’s upper edge restored. Otherwise intact and of choice condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1421420
Rare centaur-like creature with a male torso merged to an equid body.
The bearded man is holding a pile of dishes with his right hand and a phial (?) with the left.
His head was taken from a mold and shows good detail to the beard and face...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1421417
Hand-formed statuette of a small bird on a high foot. Compact head with pointed beak and hinted comb. Tiny punctures for the eyes and around the neck. The short body is followed by a broad, fanned tail with transverse and longitudinal grooves for the feathers.
Votive offering or toy.
Terracotta
Syro-Hittite, 2nd Millennium BC
H 4.3 cm (1.7 in)
L 3.3 cm (1.3 in)
Intact. Base with minor chips.
Ex Bonham’s London, 16.05.2002, lot no...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420291
A fine smaller cylinder seal in hard blackstone, engraved with depiction of a herd of different animals, Early Syro-mesopotamian style, 3rd. millenium BC.

Size: 15 mm x 10 mm.

Condition: Choice some wear but intact.

Ex. Karl Jakob Müller, Frankfurt, aquired between 1959 and 1977.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420288
A wonderful carved stone seal in a hard black stone, Middle Assyrian period, ca. 14th.-12th. century BC.

A very rich carving of a chariot, weel symbols, stars, dots and animals - a nice representation of scetchy style in Assyrian glyptic art of the period.

Size:28 mm tall.

Condition: Choice, smooth wear and patina and a clear roll-out.

Ex. Karl Jakob Müller, Frankfurt, aquired between 1959 and 1977.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420285
A nice and scarce large Baylonian seal with Enki seated on Throne and faint Cuneiform inscription behind, ca. 2100-1800 BC.

Engraved in a fine Serpentine stone, very black and glossy.

The well-known supplicant scene where a worshipper is drawn towards Enki or Ea seated on a throne by a Demi-God. Behind the throne a large space with remants of a longer cuneiform inscription, which can be seen more clearly on the seal itself.

Size: 23 mm. tall and 13 mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420282
A rare early babylonian cylinder seal of massive proportions, Old Baylonian or slightly earlier, ca. 2200-1800 BC.

This impressive seal is carved in a light cream brown stone and depicts Enki/Ea seated on a throne greeting a devotee or Demi-god, he is standing back to back with another person whos is turned towards an alter.

Size: 22 mm. thick and 37 mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420195
A very fine Cylinder seal, larger and in an attractive brownish stone, Old Babylonian 2000-1600 BC.

The seal is carved with a Hero grabbing a demon by the arm and stabbing him with a dagger or sword.

Size: 22-23 mm tall and 10-11 mm. thcik.

Condition: Choice, smooth wear and heavily patinated.

Ex. Karl Jakob Müller, Frankfurt, aquired between 1959 and 1977.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420194
A beautiful massive cylinder seal for this period, Old Babylonian Empire ca. 2000-1600 BC.

A very attractive piece with much honest wear and fine ancient patination, done in a black hard stone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420137
A scarce and interesting Neo-Assyrian cylinder seal, ca. 9th.-7th. BC.

The seal is carved in a wonderful cream hard stone, showing a contest scene of a four-winged hero in the centre, flanked by two mythical 4-legged beast with birds heads, which he grasps.

Wonderful depiction and a nice seal for the Neo-Assyrian period!

Size: 13-14 mm.

Condition: Choice, high relief with a fine imprint.

Ex. Karl Jakob Müller, Frankfurt, aquired between 195...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420107
Period of Assyrian dominance in Syria-Cappadocia, ca. 1600-1200 BC.

Interesting provincial depiction of a male and female divinity, spear star and zig-Zag symbols in the field. Perhaps also a spear.

Size: 23 mm.

Ex. Karl Jakob Müller, Frankfurt, aquired between 1959 and 1977.