Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1455829
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$575.00
A rare and elaborate bronze battle axe, bronze age, Eurasian steppes 2nd. mill.BC.

A finely made bronzeage axe that combines Indo-European nomadic style with a Caspian Sea area touch.

A heavy axe with a large oval socket with 4 ridges and a broadening blade. Peculiar for this culture is the large pronounced ridge on top on the blade near the socket

Size: 13 cm. long.

Condition: Superb. Fine green-red patina with uncleaned sandy pockets.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1455824
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$295.00
A stunning, attractive macehead in fine redish granite, 3rd. millenium BC.

The artifact is polished to a perfectly symethric compressed oval form with a deep groove in the center. These were made by the singlegrave culture and was a weapon like the battle axes from this fase and as attractive and perfect.

Size: 72 mm. long, 60 mm. wide.

Condition: Superb, with fine patina and undamaged.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1455797
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$695.00
A very attractive larger bronze battle axe, bronze age, Eurasian steppes, Abashevo culture or closely associated with it, ca. 2nd. millenium BC.

A source of inspiration for axes made in the ancient near east somewhat later in history.

An impressive size bronze axe with a long widening blade and large oval socket. Peculiar for this culture is the large pronounced ridge on top on the blade near the socket

Size: 17 cm. long...
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
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$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
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$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
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$750.00
A pair lovely unmounted figural staves, unusually large and detailed for the type, comes with a deep natural patina from old age...
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. The faceted crown and diadem is distinctly east Java...
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 : 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. century.

The bell superbly cast with an artfully modelled double figure on top - one side is a winged Hanuman with the monkey features and the other likely Krishna.

The figures are rendered here in a surpricingly fine style for the period and local area!

The bell is still working excellently with it's bullit in a chain inside and has a fine high pi...
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
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$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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455481
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$495.00
A very interesting study group of 5 ancient textiles, Roman to Islamic periods, 4th.-9th. century AD.

The group consists of Roman Tabulae, a fine and rare green Byzantine oval medallion with two crowned heads and later Abbasid or umayyad textiles of geomethric types.

Sizes: 9-15 cm.

Condition: Some intact and very fine, others highly torn with much wear.

Ex. Private Austrian Collection, started 1966.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1455479
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$250.00
A large fragment of a Roman-Byzantine textile tabula insertion, Coptic workshops of Egypt, ca. 5th.-7th. century AD.

A finely preserved square tabula from a Tunic; With a mermaid and animal in the center and with waves as borders. All in a fine red-purple colour.

Size: 20 cm x 19 cm.

Condition: Choice for type, gently sewn on to thick paper.

Ex. Private Austrian Collection, started 1966.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455478
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$395.00
An attractive set of three matching medallions from Tunics, Byzantine c. 5th.-6th. cent. AD.

Fine medallions in purple and red in the style of the 5th.-6th. century early Byzantine period.

Height: 19 cm., 18 cm. and 16,2 cm.

Condition: Super for type, very sound textiles.

Ex. Private Austrian Collection, started 1966.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455476
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$185.00
This tapestry star-shaped medallion is decorated with geometric motifs using the flying shuttle. The geomethric style can be dated to the early Byzantine period, ca. 6th. century AD.

Size: 15 cm. x 13 cm.

Condition: Choice!

Ex. Private Austrian Collection, started 1966.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1455475
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$375.00
Pair of Roman-Byzantine textile tabulae insertions, Coptic workshops of Egypt, ca. 4th.-6th. century AD.

Finely preserved square tabulae from Tunics; With figures and geomethric patterns, perhaps vases.

Size: 13,5 x 13 cm and 10,5 x 9 cm.

Condition: Choice, gently sewn on paper.

Ex. Private Austrian Collection, started 1966.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1455474
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$295.00
A very attractive textile, late Roman or early Byzantine, ca. 4th.-6th. cent. AD

In the centre two rows of 5 dancers within beautiful strict symethric borders.

Size: 16 cm. tall and 16 cm. wide.

Condition: Choice and intact condition, very nice for these!

Ex. Private Austrian Collection, started 1966.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455473
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$395.00
A very rare linen shawl or furnishing fabric with a tapestry house- or temple-shaped decoration using the flying shuttle. Geomethric decorations inside and flowers at the roof. A very large and impressive piece! The geomethric style with purple colour can be dated to the early Byzantine period, 4th.-6th. century AD:

Unusually large and exceptional piece, quite rare and attractive.

Size: 28 cm. tall and 23,5 cm. wide, gently sewn on paper.

Condition: Very fine con...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455472
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$395.00
Fragment of a linen shawl or furnishing fabric. The tapestry oval /drop-shaped medallion is decorated with geometric motifs using the flying shuttle. The geomethric style with purple colour can be dated to the early Byzantine period, 4th.-6th. century AD:

Unusually large and exceptional piece, quite rare and attractive.

Size: 27 cm. tall and 20 cm. wide, gently sewn on paper.

Condition: Choice intact condition with minor tear.

Ex. Private Austrian Coll...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1455471
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$285.00
Interesting fragment of a Tunic textile in Early monochrome, Roman Period, ca. 3th.-5th. century AD.

The textile depicts what looks like a walking deity with Rams head and holding a sceptre, perhaps the Egyptian god Khnum?. The floral / ornamental decoration at the top and below the figure and with scrolls as borders.

Size: 20,2 cm. long and 11 cm. tall.

Condition: Very fine for type, intact with some fading.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1455470
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$325.00
An ancient Textile Tunic fragment of a Clavus w Nereid and animals, Roman Imperial Egypt, Coptic fabric, 3rd-5th. century AD.
A rare fragment of high quality displaying a Nereid / Mermaid swiming, a fierce Lion and a Hare or Rabbit in each octagon medallion and waves as borders. Very interesting and beautiful poly-coloured weaving in brown, buff and red colours linnen-wool.

Size: 23,5 cm. x 9 cm.

Condition: Very fine and sound, mounted on linnen and cardboard.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455433
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$475.00
Beautiful textile fragment of a Tunic, Byzantine period, 6th.-9th. cent. AD.

The textile decorated with images of 6 long-tailed felines, with mottled fur in two bands of 3, following one another in octagons, with border of waves. All in red / purple.

Size: 28 cm. long and 19 cm. wide. Impressive large size textile, easy to display. Gently sewn to paper.

Condition: Choice intact condition with minor tear.

Comparisons: For the style of the lions see Riet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455432
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$695.00
Amazing and very rare Byzantine Iconographic type of textile weaving, Coptic Egypt workshops, ca. 6th.-8th. century AD.

The fine textile depicts four bearded men facing with Halos or crowns waiving with left hand inside a temple structure. Above a row of felines with fur and claws. The men depicted are likely holy Christian men. See also lot #1455431 for another fragment from the same tunic.

Size: 22,5 cm. tall and 13 cm. wide.

Condition: Very fine for type, s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455431
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$650.00
Amazing and very rare Byzantine Iconographic type of textile weaving, Coptic Egypt workshops, ca. 6th.-8th. century AD.

The fine textile depicts three bearded men facing with Halos or crowns waiving with left hand inside a temple structure. Above a row of felines with fur and claws. Floral border to the right. The men depicted are likely holy Christian men.

Size: 17 cm. tall and 14 cm. wide.

Condition: Very fine for type, some wear and tear and fading.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1455421
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$475.00
Substantial and perfect condition late Roman / Byzantine period textile with decorative wollen bands, Coptic workshops of Egypt, ca. 5th.-7th. century AD.

One of the finest condition Byzantine period textiles. The textile decorated with three rows of Mermaids, holding something in their hands, perhaps vessels?. Great symethric weaving around and the scene with borders of interlacing flowers.

Size: 27 cm. long and 0 cm. wide. Very impressive

A very high quality we...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1455742
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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. There's also panel of engraved bone as well as a bone decorated shaft with a larger silver finial, cast or hammered with...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1837 VR item #1455484
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A very large bronze figure of Buddha with fine gilt, lovely Sukhothai style, but likely made in the Ayuttaya period, ca. 17th.-18th. century or earlier.

The Buddha is very impressive; With his left leg slightly raised over a square pedestal, his right hand raised in abhaya mudra and his left gracefully extended alongside his body, wearing a diaphanous sanghati over his left shoulder and flaring down towards a gently undulating hemline, his face with a graceful serene expression with d...