All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Prehistorical item #1420120
Here's a rare type of ancient Bactrian battle axe, dating to 2nd mill BC.

The axe with outswaying edge. A massive ax in hand. The shaft hole is 2,4 cm - about an inch -in diameter. The socket 5,7 cm in height - 2,3 inches.

12,5 cm in length and the edge is 6 cm (5x2,5 inches).

Socket is finely decorated with geometric lines.

A choice ancient axe mostly uncleaned with encrustations and nice green and red patina. Will improve if cleaned properly...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420106
A nice cylinder seal with winged Bull and hero, Middle Assyrian, ca. 1400-1200 AD.

The seal in carved black hard stone, perhaps serpentine.

Size: 21 mm.

Condition: Intact with repaired crackline, wear an corrosion. Nice and rare depiction.

Ex. Karl Jakob Müller, Frankfurt, aquired between 1959 and 1977.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Prehistorical item #1420104
A larger bronze battle axe, Turkmenistan / Caspian Sea area, ca. 1400-1000 BC.

A beautiful battle axe with rounded edge and 5 cm - 2 inches - socket for the shaft. Behind the socket a spike. Likely also decorations beneath the encrustions.

Size: 15,5 x 6,2 cm - 6,1 x 2,5 inches.

Condition: Choice and intact with encrustations on the surface. Very nice specimen.

Ex. Danish Private collection.



All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420092
Ancient Mesopotamia, c. 2600 - 2350 BC, Early Dynastic III.

A fine beige stone cylinder seal depicting a standing hero (Gilgamesh) fighting of Lions and wild animals.

Size: 20-21 mm. long and 12-13 mm. wide

Condition: Choice, slight wear and deposits

Cf. Buchanan, Early Near Eastern Seals in the Yale Babylonian collection, p. 109, no. 291

Ex. Karl Jakob Müller, Frankfurt, aquired between 1959 and 1977.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1420004
A very rare massive cylinder seal, carved in shell, Mesopotamian, Early Dynastic and likely the later period III, ca. 2650-2350 BC.

The seal depicts a scene with large Reed, basket boat with a seated prominent person and boatsman likely with paddle (these figures olmost obliberated by a thin loss of material), and beneath three fishes are swimming. A tall person, perhaps Enki/Ea is seen steering or pushing the boat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1418113
A bronze Scythe, South Caspian Sea Area, bronzeage 2nd.-1st. mill. BC.

The 2nd. of a pair of very rare scythes that we recently aquired. Interesting large size sicle with a sharp blade, used as a harvesting tool and sometimes as a weapon as well. European bronzeage scythe blades (sicles) are fairly commenly sold on the market whereas sicles from the Near east or western asian bronzeage cultures are very scarce indeed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1417816
Beautiful pottery dish with torquise glaze, black markings and a finely carved and decorated pattern, Seljug period, 11th.-12th. century, likely Kashan.

The Dish in an almost untouched state with fine silvery irridescence on the surface. Very beautiful colours.

Size: 17,4 cm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice and intact, a few places of missing glaze and usual markings from the making, but a very nice dish.

Ex. Important Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre 1920 item #1417649 (stock #6342)
Early 20th century Gabbeh wide runner. All natural dyes about 6cm missing off the ends and one old repair. L: 262cm/103 and W: 103cm/40.5in. There is some simple Arabic script at the top, but I cannot translate it.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1417546
An exceptional stone seal in a rare and especially attractive speckled stone, Achaemenid Empire, early period around 7th.-6th. century BC.

The seal of pyramidal shape pierced for suspension in the top. Engraved with a cute lion with tail up and head turned back.

Size: 17-18 mm.

Condition: Superb, so attractive and smooth in hand.

Ex. Egeskov fine Arts, Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1416744
ncient Near East, Luristan, ca. 1200 to 800 BC. A massive really elaborate bronze cloak pin, cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process with poppy flower shaped terminal.

Used to fasten clothes, in this case due to the unusually heavy fabric and decoration, likely leather for presentation use - perhaps for a very thick cape or leather armor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1416742
A beautiful seal carved in a dark serpentine. Finely polished oval base engraved with a Ram or stagg and a three in front.

Size: 12 mm. X 11,5 mm.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards. Comes with collectors own notes and photos mounted on filt with a hard wax impression.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1416741
A nice very early Anatolian or North Mesopotamian stamp seal, ca. 4th. millenium BC.

The seal doomed and with loop or handle, engraved with an antilope or stagg on the face.

Condition: Choice.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards. Comes with collectors own notes and photos mounted on filt with a hard wax impression.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1416561
A wonderful solid silver Bracelet from the Caucasian area, dating to the 1st. millenium BC.

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

Size: ca. 8 cm. tall and 3 cm. thick at the max...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1415680
Marple stone stamp seal, Syrian / Levantine, late 2nd. mill. BC.

The seal of a pyramidal form, pierced through in the top and engraved on the face with the image of a Stagg or antilope with large horns within a frame.

Size: ca. 14 mm. tall

Condition: Choice and intact.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards. Comes with collectors own notes and photos mounted on filt with a hard wax impression.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1415679
A fine stamp seal of the Hemispheric form preferred in the Neo-Babylonian/-Assyrian period, 9th.-7th. century BC.

The seal of a very attractive mottled hardstone in red and cream orange colours. The seal engraved with standing Griffin.

Size: ca. 19 mm. high and a diameter of the base of ca. 17-18 mm.

Condition: Choice and intact with wear and patina.

Ex. German Collection (Berlin), collected from the 1980s and onwards...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1415677
A beautiful and rare stone stamp seal, carved in black serpentine with a high handle, Western Anatolia, Hittite period or slightly later, 2nd. millenium BC.-early 1st. millenium BC

Triangular seal plate, engraved with a small 4-legged animal reclining on another 4-legged animal with horns, finely made knob handle with piercing and engravings on the top!

Diameter: 18 x 18 mm. height 10,5 mm.

Condition: Superb. Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1415676
A very rare and interesting stamp seal of quality bone or tusk, Greek period of the Levante, ca. 4th...