All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1434392
A fine authentic ancient pottery bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Ancient near East, Northern Khorassan.

Cream, blue and black glazed pottery dish on a short foot. The center decorated with faint floral patterns in relief in the manor of the Seljuqs.

Condition: Very fine, a few cracks basically restored. Exceptional silverish iridescence patina that is difficult to picture.

Size: ca. 15,5 cm. wide (diameter)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1434390
A superb quality Islamic bowl, Islamic, 12th century A.D. (494 AH – 597 AH). Ancient near East, Northern Khorassan.

Cream, blue and black glazed pottery dish on a short foot. The center decorated with faint floral patterns in relief in the manor of the Seljuqs.

Condition: Choice, original surfaces, intact, small chip to rim restored. Silverish iridescence patina that is difficult to picture.

Size: ca. 15,5 cm. wide (diameter)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1434388
An important pottery bowl with motif, Kashan area, ca. 12th.-13th. century AD.

Absolutely stunning conically shaped pottery bowl with a red and blue decoration on a cream-white ground: A fine lady standing amidst flowers, holding a purse (?). Beautiful archaic style, from prior to the Ban of figural representation in the art of Islam.

Size: ca. 24,5 cm. wide and ca. 9 cm. high.

Condition: Very fine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1434185
Fine neo-elamite spear head, 800-600 BC!

A high quality bronze spear head from Ancient Near East, Elamite or Achaimenid, dating to c. 800-600 BC.

It has a tang and barbed blade. The blade is tapering and have a raised central midrib. The blade is thickening towards the point, making the impact stronger, and amour-piercing.

Sizes: c. 13 cm.

Condition: Superb, exceptional green patina.

Ex. Private Collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1434180
Ancient 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 : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1433728
A high quality earthenware bowl with incised decoration in a white slip and painted in green and manganese in a yellowish glaze (Bamiyan type), afghanistan, 12th. century (Pre 1221 A.D.).

With carinated walls, pseudo-caligraphy and symethric decorations in high relief. As typical for the most boldest specimens, the green and manganese colours are sort of splashed on.

Size: 18 cm. in diameter, 8 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1433727
An exceptional earthenware bowl with incised decoration in a white slip and painted in green and manganese in a yellowish glaze (Bamiyan type), afghanistan, 12th. century (Pre 1221 A.D.).

With carinated walls, pseudo-caligraphy and symethric decorations in high relief. As typical for the most boldest specimens, the green colours are sort of splashed on.

Size: 18 cm. in diameter, 8 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1433708
A superb and thus rare earthenware bowl with incised decoration in a white slip and painted in green and manganese in a yellowish glaze (Bamiyan type), afghanistan, 12th. century (Pre 1221 A.D.).

With conical walls, pseudo-caligraphy and lotus flowers. As typical for the most boldest specimens, the design splashed with the green and manganese.

Size: 16,6 cm. in diameter, 8,5 cm. high.

Condition: Superb for type, a few tiny losses of glace, completely intact, fine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1433572
JFF Ancient Art
€860.00
Nice Sumerian limestone triple human headed mace-head amulet, the three heads radiating from a central spheroid with vertical hole for suspension, each detailed with large circular eyes, horizontal mouth, notched forehead indicating hair or a headdress.
The amulet was bought from Galerie Günter Puhze and will come with their CoA.

Date: Sumerian, ca. 3rd Millennium B.C.
Material: Calcite
Size: ca. 3,3 cm x 3,1 cm x 1,7 cm
Condition: intact
Provenance: German estat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1433345
A massive and very rare Faiance medallion, possible a ritual piece, Islamic world, likely Egypt, ca. 8th.-10th. century AD.

Complete amulet of a huge size in nice condition and with fine patina. Decorated with birds, peg on the backside.

Size: 59 mm. in diameter

Ex the collection of Dr. Günter Wiedner, Bayern.

Reff. These pendants are listed in "A Bead Timeline" by J.W. Lankton, p. 74
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1433046
A rarely seen scaraboid stamp seal, carved in Onyx stone, Assyrian, ca. 12th. century BC.

Attractive stamp seal carved with the scetchy image of a bull, scarab-shape after Egyptian model of the New Kingdom.

Size: 11 mm.

Condition: Choice, light chips around the horisontical piercing as usual othervise perfect.

Ex. Austrian private Collection, ca. 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1433039
A set of two stamp seals with animal and Nisa Emblem, Sassanian, 4th.-6th. century AD

Beautiful Hemaetite stones used.

Size: ca. 14 mm. and 12 mm in diameter.

Condition: Choice, light chips to the emblem seal.

Ex. Austrian private Collection, ca. 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1433032
A beautiful set of two stamp seals with alter and 4-legged animal running, Sassanian, 4th.-6th. century AD

Exceptional stones used; a mottled agate and Chalchedon in fine colours, transperant.

Size: ca. 24 mm. in diameter and 20 mm. in diameter.

Condition: Choice.

Ex. Austrian private Collection, ca. 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1433031
A very rare and beautiful Octagonal stamp seal, expertly polished in Green Jasper, Achaemenid Empire, 6th.-4th. century BC.

A wonderful seal carved and polished octagonaly (faceted) and with a lion in a beautiful and typical Persian style.

Size: 16 mm. in diameter

Ex. Austrian private Collection, ca. 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1433029
A beautiful agate stone and large size stamp seal with human or a god standing, Sassanian, 4th.-6th- cent. AD.

He is dressed amd holding what looks a like a lightning bolt or it could be a religious object.

Size: 22 mm. wide and 18 mm. high, quite massive.

Condition: Choice, finely polished.

Ex. Austrian private Collection, ca. 1970.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1432086
Hand-modeled stand with antithetically arranged bull heads on top. Pinched muzzles and dewlaps, the eyes pierced. Horns chipped.
Votive offering or toy.
Terracotta
Near Eastern, Syro-Hittite, 2nd Millennium BC
H. 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
W. 4 cm (1.6 in)
Horns chipped, base slightly worn.
Published with:
Jean-David Cahn. Katalog 11. Tiere und Mischwesen. Basel, December 1999. Lot no. 06.
Jean-David Cahn. Katalog 19. Tiere und Mischwesen VII....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1431823
A very early and important Islamic antique bronze bowl with central knob and handle, 12th.-15th. century.

The bowl in very solid bronze with fine floral and symethric engravings around the raised central knob, clearly inspired from the achaimenid and greek offer bowls. A wonderful antique from a great old collection.

Size:

Condition: Choice, slight looseness to the handle but it's solidly anchored to the bowl.

Size: 30 cm. from handle to rim.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1431496
Important collection of 11 stone axes and tools, Egyptian, 4th. millenium BC.

A selection of different tools in Basalt, Jasper, Gneist and perhaps Jadeite, mainly small axe shapes for grinding spices and cosmetics. Lot also include a wonderful fully polished fragment of a cosmetic palette.

A gem collection with some beautiful colours!

Sizes: 2,3 - 4,3 cm.

Condition: Mostly intact with a few with smaller nicks.

Ex Collection of Karl Jakob M...