Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1455762
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$350.00
Large procession or presentation axe with iron blade and cobber sheet handle, D. R. Congo, Songe, 19th. century AD.

The blade in openwork design, each side decorated with anthropomorphic faces, shaft covered with copper sheet, min. dam., traces of corrosion; the blade of the axe is supported by five struts. Each of these struts is temporarily placed in fire for welding. Before this happens, faces are embossed on the struts. Nose, mouth and eyes are carefully chiseled...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Pre 1900 item #1455761
Senatus Consulto
$495.00
A fine and very varied selection of 11 currency cobber, bronze and brass currency (money) bracelets of larger sizes, West to North Africa, ca. 17th-19th. century.

The collection consists of a huge Nigerian or Niger brownish patinated bronze or cobber bracelet, weighing ca. 840 grams! More West African pieces and some Northern African bracelets among which a particular nice brass armring with the decorated large finials of the Tuaregs, weighing ca. 475 grams...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1455758
Senatus Consulto
$1,200.00
A pair of very large Tomb pottery figures of a male and a female attendant dating to Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 AD.

The female figure in this pair was Termo-Luminescence testet by Ralf Kotallas Laboratory in Dec. 2020 to being 510 years old. So it was made during the Middle Ming period (ca. 15th. cent.)

The male figure is carrying a fan and the female figure a large dish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #1455756
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$2,350.00
A pair of massive museum quality matching pottery figures of a male and female attendants, middle Ming Dynasty, 15th.-16th. century.

The figures are matching in torquise and cobalt glazes and stands on large plints. The male figure in this pair was Termo-Luminescence testet by Ralf Kotallas Laboratory and it was made during the Middle Ming period (15th.-16th. cent.). He is holding a teapot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1455746
Senatus Consulto
$750.00
A pair lovely unmounted figural staves, unusually large and detailed for the type, comes with a deep natural patina from old age.

These two figures known as edan have been cast in brass over iron rods. Each is a seated figure of the opposite sex. They are linked by a chain attached to loops to the tops of their heads. The figures resemble Onile, the owner of the earth, in both male and female forms.

Size: 27,5 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1455745
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$3,450.00
Superb early representation of Pavati on a stele of dense vulcanic stone, Indonesia, East javanese style of early Majapahit, ca. 14th. century AD.

It was customary in Javanese sculpture of this period to identify local rulers with cult deities and it is thus possible that this image of Parvati is intended to represent a deceased east Javanese queen. She is show in a four-armed form, holding a rosary and a small bowl and a fly-whisk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1455744
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$750.00
A rare and unusual terracotta vessel from Moche ca. 300-500 AD.

The vessel is a socalled stirrup type, beautifully moulded, depicting a seated female figure in native attire, with large eyes and holding on to her long hair with both hands in front.

Exceptional expression and very finely decorated with lasting colours.

Size: 20 cm.

Condition: Superb for type, completely intact.

Ex. Old Danish Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1455742
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$995.00
An Important lavishly decorated Tibetan Prayer wheel, ca. 18th. century AD.

The wheel with a repoussed high-grade silver top, sides and underside, a heavy silver weight, attached to the wheel by means of a silver chain. Very large for type, measuring ca. 40 cm. in height and decorated with thick gold at the top and with countless gemstones, like coral and torquise...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1455741
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$395.00
A lovely early antique bronze temple bell in the form of Hanuman and Krishna (?) - India, Deccan, dating 18th-19th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Artifacts : Pre 1900 item #1455739
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$895.00
A pair of superb quality Igbo or Ibo Wrist Guards or Cuff Bracelets, Nigeria, early style of the 19th. century.

These large bracelets are cast in cobber or cubrite bronze, they are tubular, tapering and have an almost closed ‘C’ form. They are decorated with panels of ribbing and geometric patterns.

Igbo women wore large metal armlets and anklets. Material and size indicated great prestige, wealth, and exemption from physical labor, but also men are known to wear this ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1455594
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$495.00
A nice glass-framed Roman Clavus from a Tunic, 3rd.-4th. century AD.

Fine style animals seen in battle in a long freese, framed with waves as borders, all in greenish black colour.

Very attractive early piece.

Size: 20,5 cm. long and c. 6 cm. wide.

Condition: Condition: Very fine and sound, framed in a glass frame in the manor of the 1970s.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1455583
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$650.00
An heavy ancient terminal in bronze in the form of Garuda, Cambodia, Khmer Bayon style, ca. 12th. century AD.

Very attractive finial with a complicated and wonderful depiction of mythological composite creature Garuda, the divine bird with a human body that was the mount of Vishnu.

Holes for rivetes at the side and possibly for wooden furniture. Cast in solid bronze.

Size: 13 cm. tall and 11-12 cm. long, 15,5 cm. tall as mounted. Very solid metal weighing 850 gra...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1455582
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$495.00
A lovely patinated bronze belthook with dark green and red patina, Warrings states, ca. 4th. century AD.

The belthook looks like a stingray with a wide curved top above a tapering ridged hook, cast with relief taotie design.

Size: 4,8 cm. long and 2,7 cm. wide.

Condition: Superb, excellent metal and patina.

Provenance: The old collection of Torunn Gulliksen Ihlemann og Jens Thygesen, formerly Kunsthallen auctions, København. Ex. Bruun Rasmussen auctio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1455581
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$195.00
A lovely little Chinese bronze belthook, dating to early Han Period, ca. 200 BC-9 AD.

The belthook decorated with scrollwork on the front and has a central knob on the back. Wonderful azurite blue and green patina.

Size: Nearly 6 cm. in lenght.

Provenance: The old collection of Torunn Gulliksen Ihlemann og Jens Thygesen, formerly Kunsthallen auctions, København. Ex. Bruun Rasmussen auctions 1723/1544
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1455580
Senatus Consulto
$475.00
An extremely rare belthook to survive today and likely because of the many thick gold inlays, since iron normally corrode away! The belthook is 16,7 cm. long and inlaid with thick gold decoration depicting animals and creatures (see closeups).

The belthook with vertically ridged profile, terminating in a dragons head hook, reverse with circular knop.

Condition: Intact and heavily corroded as should be expected for the very rare medium and with preserved inlays.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1455579
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$1,650.00
An exceptional and quite substantial bronze belthook, Chinese, dating to the Eastern Zhou dynasty - Warring States period (475–221 B.C.).

The gilt bronze surface cast as a feline mask embellished with twisted sashes heightened with raised commas enclosing a circular plaque; a long post terminating in a dragon's head hook. The front with fine gilt preserved in the devices, reverse with circular form knop.

Size: 8,7 cm. long and quite massive in hand.

Condition:...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1455531
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$495.00
An attractive and impressive large vessel from Ban Chiang culture, Thailand ca. 300 BC.

A bichrome vessel, the body of a bulbous form with a flared rim on a concave curved, quasi-hemispheric foot, the surface covered with a mesmerizing decorative program of fine-line red swirls and waves over a cream-hued base.

Size: ca. 24,5 cm. tall and 24-25 cm. wide over the broadest side - a massive piece for the type.

Condition: Very nice for type, a crack nicely restored...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1455521
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$485.00
A lovely Moche blackware pottery vessel - a rounded bowl in form of a coiled feline holding a kitten in her paws. Late Moche culture, c. 700 AD.

Size: ca. 16 cm. in length.

Condition: Choice and completely intact with no repairs or chips.

Ex. Private Collection Dr. Günter Wiedner, Bavaria in Germany, 1980s. The piece was published in: "Schätze Alt-Amerikas - 35 Jahre Galerie Alt-Amerika", Stuttgart 2012, S. 304 Nr. 229.