All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388828 (stock #3253)
Assyrian Stone Crouching Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Finely carved with ears flat and showing fangs. Loss of front feet, but otherwise in excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 3" x 3/4". Ex: Christie's NY. It seems that the killing of lions was reserved in Mesopotamia for royalty, and kings were often shown in art doing so. There may have been a religious dimension to the activity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1388497 (stock #3251)
Syro-Hittite Pottery Head of a Lion, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Expressive face with curly mane. In excellent condition, 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2". The states that are called Neo-Hittite or, more recently, Syro-Hittite were Luwian-, Aramaic- and Phoenician-speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in around 1180 BC and lasted until roughly 700 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388198
A nice collection of ancient Beads, as a smaller necklace, Ancient Near East, 2nd.-1st. millenium BC.

It consists of a few larger Carnelian and agate beads, barrel-shaped and round, and also a larger group of smaller tubular beads.

Size: 23 cm. in double and 47 in a single row.

Condition: Choice, a perfect selection.

Ex old German Collection, beginning of the 1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388004
An exceptional collection of rare faceted and tubular Carnelian beads, stringed as a Necklace, Asia Near East, ca. 2nd.-1st. mill. BC BC.

The necklace strung with a large number of beautiful faceted and tubular beads, each very precious and with a larger central hanger. Very colourful and wearable.

Length: ca. 41 cm. in a single row, 20,5 cm. in a double row.

Condition: Choice, a perfect selection.

Ex old German Collection, beginning of the 1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388003
An exceptional and rare collection of Carnelian beads, stringed as a Necklace, Asia Near East, ca. 2nd. mill. BC BC.

The necklace strung with a large number of beautiful flat and some fewer hemispheric beads, each very precious and with a larger central hanger. Very colourful and wearable.

Length: ca. 46 cm. in a single row, 23 cm. in a double row.

Condition: Choice, a perfect selection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1387960 (stock #jvi045)
Indus Valley vessel with geometric patterns, 2500 BC
MEASUREMENTS: 6 x 8 cm
CONDITION: Good, See pictures.
PROVENANCE: Acquired in 2017 from Spanish private collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1387091 (stock #bhm102-1)
Ancient near eastern glass and gold necklace, 100-400 AD
MEASUREMENTS: 48 cm
CONDITION: perfect
PROVENANCE: adquired at BONHAMS, London, auction 2014
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1387087 (stock #JBA169)
A JEWISH TERRACOTTA INCANTATION BOWL, 5TH-8TH CENTURY
This wheel-made bowl is inscribed with an Hebrew spiral incantation, now mostly illegible, within a painted band. Although there is great variety in the incantations used on these bowls they all served the same purpose of capturing and containing demons and other evil spirits before they could enter the home and prey on its inhabitants...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1387086 (stock #bhm068)
A BACTRIAN BRONZE TRIPOD STAMP, 100-300 AD.
MEASUREMENTS: 4,9 cm.
CONDITION: Very good as found.
PROVENANCE: adquirido at Bonhams, 2008, London
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1385414
Nice and scarce Button stamp seal, Anatolian, ca. 4th.-3rd. millenium BC.

The seal in choice condition and engraved with a double Swastika symbol, a Sun symbol in antiquity.

Size: 11 mm.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1385410
A superb and beautiful lot of no less than 5 genuine and 100% guaranteed authentic ancient Cylinder seals, all from Mesopotamia, dating ca. 2400-1800 BC.

In the group an awesome style presentation scene Cylinder (ca. 2100-1900 BC), a worned Akkadian Cylinder in white stone (ca. 2400-2200 BC), a primitive Cylinder, early 2nd. mill...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1385200
A scarce larger stamp seal in beautiful red stone, Levantine, 2nd. mill. BC.

A very attractive stone, finely patinated and engraved on the base with a figure.

Size: ca. 19 x 20 mm.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1385197
A pair of nice black stone rectangular seal, Hittite Empire, ca. 16TH - 12TH century BC.

Anatolian versions of the Babylonian Cylinder seals, where the sides are engraved with a figures and symbols incl. a Star.

Size: ca. 20 mm.

Ex R.T. Private collection, since 1958 in Münich, Germany.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1385107
A rare and interesting Cylinder seal in black stone, likely Serpentinite, Neo-Babylonian, ca. 800-600 BC

the seal carved with the image of the Great king standing with a Scimitar or Sicle sword in his right hand in front of a high doomed Alter.

This depiction is rather common on stamp seals but scarce and attractive on a cylinder! In this period stamp seals were mainly used, while Cylinders were being fased out.

Size: 16-17 mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1384669
A centerpiece agate stone bead from over a thousand year
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1381956
A very large and rare Amlash grey ware zoomophic pottery vessel.

A huge piece for type and culture. Ancient Near East, Amlash or neighboring cultures, 1300-1100 BC.

Finely sculptured to look like a large bird with the beak as the sprout of the vessel.

Size: A massive vessel!. Around 33 cm. wide and ca. 23-24 cm. high.

Ex. Old Danish Private Collection, in Denmark 40-50 years...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1379290
A scarce and interesting bronze seal, engraved with a Bird and with a large loop, Anatolian, late 2nd.-1st. mill. BC.

The seal uncleaned with an attractive patina.

Size: 23 mm. tall.

Ex. Collection of Dr. Grözinger, Germany, before 1962.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1378392
A scarce and interesting bronze seal, engraved with a bullor Goat and wih a large loop, Anatolian, late 2nd.-1st. mill. BC.

The seal with an attractive green patina.

Size: 19 mm. tall.

Ex. Collection of Dr. Grözinger, Germany, before 1962.