Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1358654
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$7,500.00
Rare Clay Foundation Brick, Elamite, ca 1300 BC.

This brick is rare and intact with 4 lines of Cuneiform going all the way over two sides. So this foundation stone was at the same time a corner stone that would have been visible from two sides of the building. The inscription is in Elamite language, but written using Mesopotamian cuneiform.

The inscription is a standard one that celebrates the king of Elam, in this case likely Untash-Napirisha, from ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1431513
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$4,500.00
Massive faiance figure in the shape of a fish, 19th. dynasty, 1292-1203 BC.

A museum quality sculpture of a Tilapia nilotica fish which is commonly found in the Nile River. This fish was greatly loved by the ancient Egyptians and it was used as a decorative motif on a variety of materials including stone, ceramics and glass...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1419632
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$2,995.00
A large section or panel from a wooden casket, Late period, 1st. millenium BC.

The Panel with a mummyform Osiris figure laying dead on an ornate bed at the top and with the rest of the space occupied with long rows of interesting hieroglyps, likely from the Book of The Dead. Of three sections, tappered together, plastered and painted in fine colours.

Size: 59 cm. tall and 28 cm. wide (max)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1399491
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$2,850.00
A rare and exceptional type of Battleaxe, according to Br√łndsted dating to the latest fase of the battleaxes, ca. 2300-2000 BC.

Elaborately made axe with outswayed double blades, finely polished to imitate the copper battleaxes of early European bronzeage. Also called a Helbard type.

Size: 14 cm. long and 6,2 cm over the blade.

Condition: Choice, very nice for type with original patina, small irrigularity at edge is ancient and of no importance...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1410094
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$2,650.00
AN EGYPTIAN FOSSILIFEROUS LIMESTONE JAR, PRE OR EARLY DYNASTY PERIODS, 4TH.-EARLY 3RD. MILLENIUM BC.

A very rare and unsually large stone jar, cream in colour with greyish and black inclusions.

Cylindrical jar with a wide disc-rim; the exterior with a slightly waisted profile and with vertical interior walls. Very rarely seen form in limestone, normally these larger shapes are in alabaster, such a beautiful and harder stone would have been valued higher in antiquity...
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$1,950.00
A splendid massive bronze inkwell with Bear, Germany, possible Nuremburg, ca. 1600 AD (1580-1610).

Bronze with a beautiful, chocolate brown age patina. The triangular vessel held aloft by three dramatic claw feet, the vessel addorned with images of confronting eagles and on the high garlanded lid sits a bear with raised paws and open jaws.

Height: Aprox 23 cm.

Weight: 1,2-1,3 kilograms.

Condition: Choice and intact.

Ex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1372807
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$1,850.00
A very rare and historically important bronze mirror Islamic, Likely Khorassan, 10th.-12th. century AD.

The mirror is highly interesting since the reflection side is divided in 9 symethric compartements and covered with 100s of engraved signs (perhaps numbers) and we belive it's a of a sort of a astrological, matemathic calender. The back decorated with a complicated and quite beautiful floral pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1415270
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$1,850.00
A massive pottery dish in the finest style with Cufic Caligraphy, Nishapur or Samarkand, ca. 10th. century AD.

Beautiful dish with cufic caligraphy around central floral petals and symethic decorations in red and black, all on a cream white ground around.

Size: 36,5 cm. wide in diameter and 10 cm. high (max)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1356004
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$1,650.00
A beautiful and large Pre-Achaemenid Silver Phiale (offerbowl), decorated in Repousse, Ancient Near East, Early-mid 1st. millenium BC.

A spectacular piece in hand with a paticularly fine ancient patina, uncleaned!

Size: 16,6 cm. in diameter, 47 mm. high ca. 206 grams of silver!

Condition: Intact, with a few short closed cracks and a few edge chips Ex. Old German Collection, comes with COA
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1405069
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$1,650.00
A huge prehistoric gable seal, one of the largest known, Mesopotamia or Syria, ca. 5th.-4th. millenium BC.

A rectangular seal in hard black Serpentine stone, engraved with two stags. Wonderful quality engraving and the medium among the best of the early period. With it's approx 7 cm. in length and 4 cm. wide, one of the absolutely largest early seals in existence. We checked the Erlenmeyer collection and could only find one other seal larger than this, of another type of decoration....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394922
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$1,550.00
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-r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1429573
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$1,495.00
An awesome ancient Chlorite stone Chalice Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The beaker carved in a massive chlorite stone with thick walls and high stemmed foot. The vessel is decorated with 12 Scorpios in two bands of 6 with tails and claws almost touching. Scorpios and snakes are often seen on Southern Kerman and Bactrian stone carvings in the 3rd. millenium, with stylistical elements from both Bactrian and Mesopotamian civilizations, and influenced from the peculiar elamite art ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1431994
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$1,450.00
A beautiful scist relief with Dionysos und Tyche standing inside a temple, ca. 1st. century AD.

A fine piece carved in the finest Greco-Roman style for this period, in northwestern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan, socalled Gandhara art, during which the area was dominated by the Kushan Empire.

Size: H 22,8cm, B 15,5cm.

Condition: Choice, fragment on the back, reattached, weathering with finely preserved details of the two figures.

Ex Coll. Dr. P.G. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1403315
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$1,250.00
An huge and extremely rare excarvated bronze food vessel, for the storage of foods or liquids, Byzantine, 6th.-9th. century AD.

The largest vessel, we've ever handled from Late Antiquity and as such very unusual for it's preservation. Made in solid metal with a large round body and a short neck and wide mouth. A utility vessel, used for containing foods or liquids. The vessel finely decorated with hammered patterns on the body.

Height: H 39,5 cm, Diameter 38 cm. cm., weig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413680
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$1,250.00
A very important and highly interesting seal, Sassanian, 3rd.-4th. century AD.

Hemispheric shape, drilled with small hole of the early period. The seal carved in an attractive red Jaspis with the bust of a Prinsess or noble woman of the courth and a Pahlevi inscription.

Size: 17 mm.

Condition: Choice, some fine patina and weathering to the handle with the seal carving perfectly preserved!

Ex. Egeskov Collection, an important and rare collection of S...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430642
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$1,200.00
A rare and splendid ancient Chlorite stone jar Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The jar carved in a green-black chlorite stone with thick walls and a rounded base decorated with two confronting Parrots on each side, Southern Kermanh intercultural style of Bactria, Persia and Mesopotamia. Wonderful vivid style of carving! Attractive and symethic with the birds carved with a bold and artistic hand.

Size: 86 mm. wide and ca. 52 cm. tall.

Condition: Choice, some ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre 1492 item #1420393
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$1,150.00
A stunningly beautiful Byzantine silver ring, engraved with an Eagle surrounded by a snake with two heads, 10th - 12th century A.D.

We've sold several of this type with very large ringplate and simple flat hammered loop and we would date it closer to 10th. century than 12th. century.

Awesome style and is fully wearable, fitting many male collectors since the loop is slightly open with a hairline and thus a bit flexible.

Size: ca. 23 x 19 mm. The ringplate 28 mm....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1413238
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$1,150.00
A very important and beautiful larger pottery bowl with an extensive arabic inscription, Kashan area, ca. 12th.-13th. century AD.

Absolutely stunning conically shaped pottery bowl with polychrome decoration; Cobalt blue lines and green-yellow decoration on a cream-white ground. Symethrical motif in the center and near the rim a band of Arabic Caligraphy running all around the bowl, possible a recitation of verses of the Quran.

Size: 24,4 cm. wide and 10 cm. high.

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