All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1371306 (stock #nj.9)
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Luristan, 900-700 BCE

The Luristan culture is known for their beautiful and intricate bronze work as well as their fighting prowess. It is therefore no surprise that their weaponry would be high quality and functional while still maintaining some of the characteristic Luristan charm. This example has a ribbed blade which connects to a flat hilt with two curved indents and raised geometric designs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1368219
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$145.00
3 Near Eastern 7-8th c Wound Glass beads slight loss stable wearable. Old Ca estate collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367720 (stock #3216)
Iron Age III Terracotta Double Bowl with Tripod Feet. Persian, Ancient NW Iran, Teppe Hasanlu. Ca. 800 - 586 BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 5 5/8". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #60.20.60. Teppe Hasanlu is an archaeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran (in the province of West Azerbaijan), a short distance south of Lake Urmia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367401 (stock #3212)
Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon (Sheep) on Wheels, Middle Elamite Period, ca. 1500 - 1200 BCE. One horn chipped as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Artifact is 2 3/4" x 4" x 4 1/2". With hollow cylindrical body and tiny head. Mounted on four wheels. Wheel axles pass through pierced holes. Cf: The Royal City of Susa, Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre, fig. 136, p. 196...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1366081
A wonderful matching set of three Mace Heads of the rare claw-shaped type, Bactria, 2nd. millenium BC.

Bactrian bronze egg-shaped mace-heads with spiked sleeves or prongs, Late 2nd Millennium BC. The top of the weapons with narrow edge, the sleeves with small internal tangs for mounting them to a shaft.

Size: Max 6,2 cm. wide and 7,1 cm. high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1363737
A larger early square stamp seal in brown Serpentine, Mesopotamia or Northern Syria, Early 3rd. millenium BC.

An attractive seal drilled to be mounted to a string and engraved with astylized figure.

Size: 27 mm. x 24 mm.

Provenance: Part of the inventory of the Coin and antiquities dealer Karl kress, Munich, 1950s.-1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1363326 (stock #3846)
BRONZE SPIKE-BUTTED AXE-HEAD
PERSIAN, IRON AGE, 1200 – 1000 BC

Dimensions:
Length: 19.5 cm
Height: 7 cm
Height on stand: 17 cm

Very good condition with beautiful patina

Nicely set of an acrylic “Plexi-glass” display stand

Complete and intact with earthy encrustations around the shaft, one spike slightly bent.

Cast using the lost wax method; a spike-butted axehead, the short, cylindrical shaft tube with three cords across each side, lead...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1363325 (stock #4101)
BRONZE FINIAL IN THE FORM OF THE “MASTER OF ANIMALS”
PERSIAN PERIOD, 1000 – 650 BC

The Master of (the) Animals or Lord of the Animals is a motif in ancient art showing a human between and grasping two confronted animals. It is very widespread in the art of the Ancient Near East and Egypt...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1362848
A fine silver ancient Islamic belt buckle from the earliest fase in the Islamic domination of the world, 7th.-9th. century AD.

A beautiful and perfectly intact belt buckle completely covered in black patina and in solid silver. Fine ornamentation.

Size: ca. 6 cm. long.

Condition: Superb! A partidularly fine specimen with completely black patina.

Ex. Ib Olsen Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1362613
A fine Sassanian glass bottle, 3rd.-5th. century AD.

An intact green glass bottle very attractive and quite scarce. The bottle with a tapering neck.

Size: 76 mm. high.

Condition: Superb with fine silver irridescence!

Ex. Ib Olsen Collection, bought in the Near East in the 1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1362507
An nice larger mirror in bronze, Islamic, 10th.-12th. century AD.

The islamic bronze mirrors were typically made in the Chinese style of the Han Period with added islamic elements. This mirror is large and with a recessed face and undecorated back. Small loss to the handle.

Size: 14,2 cm.

Condition: Choice, fine smooth water-green patina. Old Collection tag on the reverse.

Ex. Ib Olsen Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1362499
Senatus Consulto
$225.00
Reduced was 275.00
A very attractive and quite rare specimen of an ancient Bow-mans / Archers thumb ring in silver, 1st. millenium BC.

These rings are normally only found in bronze and we bought this a bronze ring, but while inspecting closer we discovered that it's in silver and just heavily patinated!

Size: A large thumb-ring measuring around 26 mm. in inner height, slightly less wide.

Condition: Choice! Heavy black patina that could be cleaned to the beautiful pure silver...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1362498
A rare Jug with insized geomethric patterns, Amlash grey ware, 1200-1000 AD.

A beautiful vase, Burnt on a high degree and finely decorated.

Size: 14,6 cm.

Condition: Choice, small rim chip, othervise intact.

Ex. Provenance: Ib Olsen Collection, bought in the 1950s-1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1362497
A rare vase with insized geomethric patterns, Amlash Blackware, 1200-1000 AD.

A beautiful blackware vase, hard burning and finely decorated.

Size: 14 cm.

Condition: Choice, small piercing in the body and a few small rim chips, othervise intact. An old collection tag still on the body.

Ex. Provenance: Ib Olsen Collection, bought in the 1950s-1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1361484
An interesting very large Grey-Ware vessel, with three handles, Amlash, ca. 1100-900 AD.

The vessel from the ancient makers of the famous spouted jars in the region (city) of Amlash.

Finely sculptured vessel with three large handles and a full body and narrow base. With small Spout.

Size: 27,5 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1361185 (stock #1-1033)
Kohl bottle of flat shape with a long neck and flat rim, resting on four legs. Bronze, with fine dark green patina. 19th century. Height: 8.5 cm. Very good condition. A rare piece.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1360953
A wonderful stamp seal in cream-coloured stone, Neo-Assyrian, 900-700 BC.

A pyramidal stamp seal, engraved with the image of a mythical animal on the base.

Size: ca. 15 mm wide and 16 mm. high.

Condition: Superb.

Provenance: Part of the inventory of the Coin and antiquities dealer Karl kress, Munich, 1950s.-1960s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1360947
A good style Carnelian intaglio, Early Sassanian period, 3rd.-4th. century AD.

Image of two rams, hard imprint included in the sale. Size: ca. 15 mm.

Condition: Choice small chip to the rim.

Provenance: Part of the inventory of the Coin and antiquities dealer Karl kress, Munich, 1950s.-1960s