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, likely produced in Persia.

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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1362847
An larger 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 even with remnants of the guilding. Fine ornamentation, likely produced in Persia.

Size: ca. 7 cm. long and weighing 55 grams.

Ex. Ib Olsen Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1362610
A nice bronze cheek bar for a horse, Luristani, ca. 1200-800 BC.

The piece large with beautiful patina. Diameter of the bar is ca. 9,7 cm. and height including the attachment ring is ca. 7 cm.

Condition: Superb.

Ex. Ib Olsen Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1362507
An nice larger mirror in bronze, Islamic, Likely Khorassan in Perisa, 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
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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1362417
An exceptional and very large Iron ring, Assyrian or Persian, ca. late 2nd.-1st. milenium BC.

A penannular silver hoop with butted ends and engraved with dots all over the surface and decorative lines at the edges.

A very masculine ring, likely made for a bowman. Made in iron, which at the period in the early ironage was the most precious of metals, beside gold.

Ringsize: ca. 22 mm. and fully wearable.

Weight: 30,76 grams.

Condition: Superb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1361738 (stock #643ar)
E & M Perez
$2,400.00
Measuring 3 3/4" high and 4 1/8" wide, this bronze rhyton depicts the head of an ibex, with the rounded body flaring widely into the spout area. The surface is mottled with green patina, some small spots very bright, as seen in close up of the ibex head. It stands on its own, though a stand to secure it would be advised. An old collection label is affixed to the bottom. It dates to 600-800 BC, and is a nice example of Luristan bronze sculpture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1361483
A MARVELOUS BRONZE DISH OR FLAT BOWL, ACHAEMENID / GREEK, 600-400 BC.

The Omphallos bowls were popular in the whole greek-persian work in the mid 1st. millenium BC.

This particular specimen is very though: A completely flat base, like the base of a dish and comparatively high straight walls and a fine Omphallos knob in the center sorrounded by four circles.

Size: 142 mm. in diameter and 28 mm. high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1361280
A beautiful decorated Islamic bronze belt plaque, 10th.-12th. cent.

The belt plque round decorated with and extremely fine infinity symbol, very complicated and attractive. Likely Persian from Khorasan.

Size: 47 mm.

Condition: Superb, fine brownish patina, very sharp.

Ex. Important Danish Private Collection, bought in the Ancient Near East in the 1950s-1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1361279
A very rare and interesting large Islamic bronze pendant, ca. 10th.-12th. century AD.

The pendant heart-shaped and decorated with two birds, on the reverse Islamic caligraphy. Likely Persian from Khorasan.

Size: 60 mm.

Condition: Choice, fine brownish patina, some wear from use to the backside.

Ex. Important Danish Private Collection, bought in the Ancient Near East in the 1950s-1960s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1361273
A stunning, very rare bracelet inscribed with four lines of finely engraved Old Persian cuneiform, Archaemenid, ca. 6th.-5th. century AD.

Very interesting piece where the Cuneiform is very clear: da-a-ra-va-u-š / va-z-ra-ka / xšāyaƟiya - 'Darius the great king', King of Persia c. 550–486 BC

Very broad (ca. 60 mm) in each and and narrowing towards the mid-section (ca. 30 mm.) Each end is decorated with lines of cuneiform in dotted borders...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1361270
An important mirror in silver, Islamic, Likely Khorassan in Perisa, 10th.-12th. century AD.

A small mirror in solid silver, now with a fine greyish patina, decorated on the back with a complicated pattern, likely Astrological, looks a bit like a stellar-system.

Islamic mirrors were mostly made in bronze and imitated in style of the mirrors from Chinese Han Dynasty...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1361265
Senatus Consulto
$2,500.00
HIGHLY IMPORTANT MASSIVE SEAL RING, MIDDLE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE, CA. 14TH.-11TH...
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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1360789
A wonderful and massive bronze dress-pin for the type, Luristan, dating 2nd. millenium BC.

The pin gradually thickens to a massive pointy finial. The upperpart of the pin is decorated with concenthric lines in deep relief. In the middle a loop with small ring still attached.

Size: 243 mm. so a large specimen.

Condition: Superb! Exceptional green patina and superb metal.

See: P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1360788
A superb larger bronze dress-pin for the type, Luristan, dating 2nd. millenium BC.

The pin gradually thickens to a rounded finial. The upperpart of the pin is superbly decorated very tiny details in relief and very beautiful.

Size: 223 mm.

Condition: Superb! Exceptional green patina and superb metal.

See: P.R.S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum (1971) S. 190 Nr. 309 mit Taf. 49. Collection of bronze casted pin. Lu...