All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1369969
A rare and elaborate silver bowl, Indo Persian or Persian, ca. 17th.-18th. century or earlier.

The piece is not your average late 19th.-Early 20th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1366375
A fine Islamic bronze figure, Seljuks of Egypt, 11th.-12th. century AD.

The figure is from a private Düsseldorph (German) collection and was bought in Egypt in the 1950s. A fine rendering of a horse for the often very crude type.

Size: 5,3 cm. long and 4,5 cm. high.

Condition: Choice and fully intact with a flaw from the casting at one side. Fine green patina. The horse stands perfectly on a base, ready to display.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1366081
A wonderful matching set of three Mace Heads of the rare claw-shaped type, Bactria, 2nd. millenium BC.

Bactrian bronze egg-shaped mace-heads with spiked sleeves or prongs, Late 2nd Millennium BC. The top of the weapons with narrow edge, the sleeves with small internal tangs for mounting them to a shaft.

Size: Max 6,2 cm. wide and 7,1 cm. high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1365675
A nice small Chinese solid silver jug or creamer, dating to the late Qing Dynasty, ca. 1890-1920 AD.

The piece very attractive with sharp Chinese silver stamps in the bottom.

The jug is 130 mm high and max 65 mm wide.



Ex Danish private collection.

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 #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. CENTURY BC.

Very impressive huge seal ring in solid silver, made in the Middle-Assyrian period, 14th.-11th. century BC.

A penannular silver hoop with butted ends and engraved with two Ibexes on either side of the Tree of Life, above them them three sun symbols and decorated at the finials with leaf-shaped patterns.

The ring was likely intended either not to wear or to wear as a thumb-ring fo...