All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183679 (stock #1894)
Syro-Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess. Cream colored clay goddess with large ears, pointed nose and expressive eyes, conical breasts and primitive drapery. Hands missing and small chip on frontal base. Ancient Asia Minor (Syria/Turkey), 2nd - 1st Millennium B.C.E. Goddess is 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 3/4", on custom stand 5 1/2" high. Ex: Superior Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA. For example see Pergamon Museum, Berlin Germany...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183653 (stock #1890)
Gandharan Stucco Fragment, Head of a Man. With moustach and swirls of wavy hair, incised eyes and pursed lips, visible repairs to neck and cowl, small chips on crown and earthen encrustation due to age, on custom wooden base, in good condition, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Head 5 3/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1182440 (stock #1861)
This large wheel thrown storage jar from Susa, Southwestern Iran, ca. 3rd millennium BCE, has a buff spherical body with a short neck and a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with two spread wing eagles facing left and two smaller birds in profile. The remainder of the body is ornamented with wavy lines. 14 1/2" high x 14 1/2" diameter. This particular eagle design has been found on numerous vessels excavated in Susa and nearby sites between 2400 and 2200 BCE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1180554
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$295.00
This specimen is a large bronze dagger or spear from ancient Lebanon. I do not have a specific cultural attribution for it as of yet but often these types get the blanket classification of Luristan. It may also be Marlik. There are some losses to the blade edges but the rest of the piece appears solid and stable with no signs of repair or restoration. It measures right at 32 cm in length and weighs 213 grams.The blade is over a cm thick near the center and a half cm at the tip.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1161446 (stock #G95)
Ancient Scythians bronze fibula in the shape of a deer 6th-4th century BC

DETAILS: Openwork bronze depicting a seated deer with slender body, large head and antlers, and pronounced musculature; the legs folded beneath the body; the head regardant, resting on the hind quarters; the facial features stylised, with a large, round eye; the reverse with it’s the original clasp for attachment.

REFERENCES: 1) The Golden Deer of Eurasia Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from th...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1159836
A rare Babylonian cylinder seal, most possibly dating to the beginning of the 2nd. millenium. The seal is carved in a very hard hemaetite stone, grey-black with a silverish shine.

The seal shows to figures standing facing with as spacefillers. Very high quality item!

Condition: Superb, extremely fine!

Ex. The Kjersgaard Collection, but not published.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1152949 (stock #1785)
Sumerian (Mesopotamia) Pottery Foundation Cone with Cuneiform Script, ca. 1900 BCE. The foundation cone was the last piece inserted in the building upon its completion. It was dedicated to a high ranking official or to a God, and was to insure good fortune for the edifice and its surroundings. 6" high x 2 1/4" diameter. On custom stand height is 7 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1148695
A beautyful middle Assyrian cylinder seal, dating c. 1400-1200 BC.

The seal is carved with the image of tweo winged horses - one slightly smaller than the other so possibly either male or female or a female with her foal.

Size: 25 mm. x 9 mm.

Condition: Superb, w. most of green glace still intact.

Ex. Swedish private collection, assembled in the 1960s from older European collections.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1148453
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A superb condition, top style Mesopotamian steatite cylinder seal, dating Jemdet Nasr period, 3300-2900 BC.

The seal beautyfully carved with stylized motifs.

Size: A very heavy massive seal with a thickness of 18 mm. and 24 mm. high

Condition: Superb! Intact w. a wonderful old patina

Ex. Swedish private collection, assembled in the 1960s from older European collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1090083
From sung dynasty with repaired rim
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1066425 (stock #G28)
Ancient Sumerian cream stone cylinder seal Jemdet Nasr Uruk period (3200-2900 BC) Early Dynastic Period.
CONDITION: chipped on the side.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter 16 mm x 8 mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1066317 (stock #G30)
Ancient Sumerian green glazed-faience cylinder seal Jemdet Nasr Uruk period (3200-2900 BC) Early Dynastic Period.
CONDITION: in superb condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1064023 (stock #G74)
Ancient Sumerian cream stone cylinder seal Jemdet Nasr Uruk period (3200-2900 BC) Early Dynastic Period.
CONDITION: chipped on the side.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter: 12 mm x 7 mm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1063990 (stock #G75)
Ancient Persian ceramic turquoise glaze wine cup with two handles, Sassanian period, Susa 224-642 AD.
MEASUREMENTS: Height 7 cm (2 ¾ in.) Diameter: 10.8 cm (4 ¼ in.).
CONDITION: no cracks or repairs, except for chips on the rim.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1019243 (stock #9864)
Antique Brass or Bronze Iota (an ablutions pot) having incised and inlaid copper checkerboard and leafage decoration. This type of metalware is known as Ganga-Jumna. Ganga meaning Ganges river, and Jumna meaning Jumna River. It is Brass and Copper because it reflects the color of the two rivers mentioned. 18th-19th C. probably from Moradabad in northern India.

Diameter: 4”

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1004378 (stock #1653)
Magnificent Luristan Bronze Sword, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age, intact and in excellent condition. Bronze is 14 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide. On custom stand dimensions are 9 1/4" high x 14 1/2" wide x 2" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #957794
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$1495.00
This is a beautiful bronze sword from ancient Persia (circa 1300 BC). It has a somewhat unique design in the form of a "tiered" blade. There are three separate tiers on the blade. One is an oval shape near the tang, one area is between the oval area and the tip and the third tier is the tip itself. It is a curious design we have not seen previously and would look great in your collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #957481
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$695.00
This is an exciting little repousse plaque or pendant found in the city of Gilgit. The city of Gilgit was an important hub along the silk road. The image and decor of the piece appears to be Gandharan but as I am not an expert on that particular culture I could be mistaken in my attribution. This piece measures roughly 2 cm square. It is a magnificent piece for any collection of ancient art or jewelry. Please email if you need any further information or photographs.