Senatus Consulto sells neolithic axe, spear, cylinder seal, scarab, tools, ceramic
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1380661
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A choice and intact Egyptian Scaraboid, New Kingdom, 16th.-11th. century BC.

An interesting scaraboid with the upperside not carved as a beetle, but with general shape of a Scarab Beetle. Finely incised Hieroglyphs.

Size: ca. 14 mm.

Ex. Collection of Dr. G.S., Nürnberg, 1958 - 2003. Part of older collection of Hans Piehler (1874 - 1961)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Prehistorical item #1405759
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An important and very large thickbutted Danish neolithic axe in Museum Quality, dating to later part of the 4th mill BC.

This axe is a very rare specimen because of its immense size: 32 x 8,5 x 4,3 cm - and weighing 2,5 kg. on the kitchenweight.

Thickbutted axes began to occur in around 3000 BC. in Danish neolithic culture...
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1399489
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$3,250.00
Very rare and impressive Greystone Battleaxe, Danish Battleaxe Culture, made during the Singlegrave period, 2800-2400 BC

An exceptional multifaceted type, perfectly symethric; with a wide edge or bit and a long hammer shaped butt.

Size: 19 cm.

Condition: Choice, perfectly intact with fine greyish black patina.

Ex. Danish Collection, comes with a COA.

This item comes with a standard export license, when shipped outside Denmark...
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 Brøndsted 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1419988
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$1,950.00
An impressive painted wooden figure of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, protector-god of the dead, standing on a long plint. Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BC.

The Osisris figure was once painted and remnants of these pigments can be found in protected areas around the surface and on wig and beard. Nicely preserved figure including the original plint, typical agecracks and wear to the surface.

Size: ca. 47 cm. tall and the plint is more than 27 cm. long...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1356025
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$1,850.00
On sale, was $2850
Seljuk Slave warriors of the Samenid Dynasty, likely from Nishapur, ca. 11th Century AD.

Of bronze alloy, of tapering fluted form finely engraved with running arabesques along the length of each flute and surmounted by a shallow domed cap, and moulded circular socket engraved with a band of ropework above a row of diamond-shaped florets.

A mace head of this type was described by Niẓām al-Mulk as used by the Turkish slave warriors at the Ṣāmānid cour...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1420673
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$1,850.00
An important and highly interesting Cypriot terracotta chariot Biga, Cypro-Archaic, c. 7th. Century BC.

Pulled by ywo horses, the chariot is driven by a warrior or perhaps Athena with high crested helmet. The figure with his arms on the railing and holding the reins. The Chariot with finely outlined wheels and other details and placed on a rectangular base.

Size: ca. 18 cm. long (plint) and ca. 13 cm. high.

Condition: Superb for type, some honest reattachment o...
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. This is the first mirror we've seen or heard of with this calendar on the front! ...
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). - a really large size for this fine type.

Condition: Choice. A dish with much ancient crackled and glossy glace as seen in the pictures; theres some restor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1419634
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$1,850.00
An absolutely stunning qaulity terracotta figure of isis / Aphrodite, Early Roman period, 1st. cent. BC-1st. century AD.

A love godess, also known as 'the naked godess', in a wonderful style with Greek and Egyptian stylistic elements, representing Isis / Aphrodite.

Size: ca. 34 cm. tall.

Condition: Choice for this type! A massive pottery figure, complete with a few breaks finely restored. Normally, this type is always fragmentary, so a 34+ cm. pottery figure i...
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 : 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 : 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 : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1396889
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$1,550.00
An exceptionally well-preserved Egyptian Mummy mask with original paint, Late Period 716-30 B.C.

Very attractive mask; the oval face with full lips and aquiline nose, the central portion of the wig remaining; High proportion remains of yellow and black pigment.

Size: 17 cm. tall, 15 cm. wide.

Condition: Superb for type, almost fully remaining colours, finely patinated and no repairs or enhancements.

Provenance: Jytte Soelberg Private Collection, bought...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1397860
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$1,450.00
A massive and important Cylinder seal in brown stone, perhaps Jaspis, Middle Assyrian period, Elamite style, ca. 14th. century BC.

The seal exceptional in quality, made in a style typical for the Elamites and with the peculiar drilling in the top only. The original bronze ring still inserted in the top, the bottom engraved with an animal.

The seal itself with the Tree of life and a Pazuzu bird symbol above. An attendant standing on the left tending the Tree and two other a...