All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1439399
Assyrian Gold bow earring boat-shaped with granulated tip, ca. 1500 BC!

A wonderful earring around 3500 years old and in nice condition.

Size: 1,4 cm. / Weight: ca. 1 gram.

Reff: K.R. Maxwell-Hyslop, Western Asiatic Jewellery C. 3000 - 612 B.C., 1971, S. 116, Abb.80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1439308
A beautiful scist palette picturing a couple and child, Indo-Greek Empire after Alexander the Great, Gandhara, c. 2nd.-1st. cent BC

As soon as the Greeks invaded Northwestern South Asia to form the Indo-Greek kingdom, a fusion of Hellenistic and Buddhist elements started to appear, encouraged by the benevolence of the Greek kings towards Buddhism...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1438995
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$2,850.00
A massive ancient Chlorite stone Chalice with handle, Intercultural style of Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The vessel carved in a massive chlorite stone with thick walls and high stemmed foot. It has a large handle going from the top to the foot and with a nsculptured rams head at the top. The vessel is decorated with palm trees with small Scorpios on them. Scorpios and snakes are often seen on Southern Kerman and Bactrian stone carvings in the 3rd...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1438839
Rare Syro-Hittite terracotta bird in alert pose, showing a stylized head with pointed beak. Incisions for the eyes. The angular neck emerging from a dicoidal body with delicately impressed rows on the upper side to indicate the feathers of the wings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1438785 (stock #2021-12)
Large body statues such as the present from the 4th to 5th century are extremely rare. It's desirability is increased by the use of the area's fine mottled pink and red sandstone. Possibly depicting a holy person or a ruler. 30 inches tall. The Notaries Salehouse, The Hague Private Collection, Amsterdam
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1438145
Sheet silver in the shape of a bearded man wearing a cloak rendered with diagonal folds.
Carefully embossed head with soft classical features, heavy moustache and beard and curled hair surrounded by a row of dots.
Pierced nipples, holes for fixation.
Silver
Eastern Mediterranean, 5th/4th Century BC
H. 9.3 cm (3.7 in)
Appealing item with missing extremities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1438067 (stock #1-1239)
Perfume or oil vial made of mosaic glass, its body of globular shape resting on a base, its long neck of cylindrical shape. The alabastron body is lavishly decorated with polychrome birds and geometric designs and the neck is decorated with eyes (meant to ward off evil spirits) and black geometric designs, on a light blue background. Phoenicia, or Carthage, 1st/2nd century. Height: 14.3 cm. Very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437945
A rare and elaborate bronze battle axe, Late bronze age or early Ironage, Caspian steppe ca. 1200-800 BC.

A finely made late bronzeage axe that combines stylistical elements of the Indo-European nomadic style with the Indo-Iranian style.

A heavy axe with a large oval socket with ridges and a broadening downward curving blade. Peculiar for this culture is the pronounced ridge on top on the blade near the socket.

Size: 15 cm. long and weighing ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437943
A beautiful battle axe, early Elamite type, 2000-1800 BC.

The axe with a greatly outswayed and sharp edge and a small socket with a ridge at the top.

Size: 9,3 cm. long.

Condition: Superb specimen with fine mottled green patina, good metal.

Ex. Danish Collection of ancient weapons, bought in the Danish Antiquities market in the 1980-90s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437842
A rare and elaborate bronze battle axe, Late bronze age or early Ironage, Caspian steppe ca. 1200-800 BC.

A finely made late bronzeage axe that combines stylistical elements of the Indo-European nomadic style with the Indo-Iranian style.

A heavy axe with a large oval socket with 4 ridges and a broadening downward curving blade. Peculiar for this culture is the large pronounced ridge on top on the blade near the socket

Size: 12 cm. long, 8 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437840
A rare and elaborate bronze battle axe, Late bronze age or early Ironage, Pontic–Caspian steppe ca. 1200-800 BC.

A finely made late bronzeage axe that combines stylistical elements of the Indo-European nomadic style with the Indo-Iranian style.

A com pact axe with a large oval socket with 4 ridges and small dots and a small deadly blade. The full axe is shaped like a stylized birds head.

Size: 9 cm.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437839
A massive and stunning bronze battle axe, Late bronze age or early Ironage, Pontic–Caspian steppe ca. 1200-800 BC.

This axe combines stylistical elements of the Indo-European nomadic style with the Indo-Iranian style.

A very large and heavy bronze axe with a long widening blade and large oval socket. Peculiar for this culture is the large pronounced ridge on top on the blade near the socket

Size: 20 cm. long, which is unusual for ancient bronze axes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437736
A very rare type with multible knobs on a swollen head and with a tubular shaft, Caspian steppes / Indo-Iranian, later bronzeage, ca. early 1st. millenium BC.

Interestingly there's oulined a reclining animal on the socket below near the rim, perhaps a lion. Size: ca. 8,1 cm.

Condition: Superb, nice even dark-green patina with some uncleaned dirt.

Ex. Danish Collection of ancient weapons, bought at the Danish Antiquities market in the 1980-90s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1437734
Fluted Macehead, Seljuq Mercenaries or Guards, during Samanid Dynasty, likely Khorassan, 10th.-11th. century.

This fluted bronze alloy macehead, is likely decorated with scrolls or Cufic caligraphy below the encrustations, perhaps even cuprite inlays, but would have to be proffesionally cleaned.

This is the type described by Nisam al Mulk as used by the Turkish slave-warriors by the Samanid court...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437693
A superb bronze mace head decorated with faceted knobs around the swollen head and flanked by grooved bands with a tubular shaft, later bronzeage, ca. 1200-800 BC.

Size: Ca. 10,5 cm.

Condition: Superb for type, wonderful even green patina.

Ex. Danish Collection of ancient weapons, bought at the Danish Antiquities market in the 1980-90s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437692
A superb bronze mace head decorated with faceted knobs around the swollen head and flanked by grooved bands with a tubular shaft, later bronzeage, ca. 1200-800 BC.

Size: Ca. 10,4 cm.

Condition: Superb for type, wonderful even green patina.

Ex. Danish Collection of ancient weapons, bought at the Danish Antiquities market in the 1980-90s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437687
A very rare Zomoorphic bronze battle axe, middle Late bronze age Caspian steppe 2nd. millenium BC.

A rare battle axe with the scoket shaped as a stylized horsehead, Indo-European / Indo-Iranian nomadic style.

Attractive and extremely interesting axe with the horse head done with open mouth, very charming eyes on each side of the socket and the ears of the head outlined behind the socket.

Size: 13,8 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1437686
A massive and stunning bronze battle axe, Late bronze age or early Ironage, Pontic–Caspian steppe ca. 1200-800 BC.

This presentation quality axe combines stylistical elements of the Indo-European nomadic style with the Indo-Iranian style...