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 : 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 : 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1390216
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$1,250.00
Zoomorphic Terracotta Rhyton, shaped as a Ram, Indus Valley, dating approx 2300-1900 BC.

Finely sculptured animal, glazed in red and black. A very rare type of vessel, seldomly seen on the market and demanding high prices.

Size: 16 x 17 cm.

Condition: Superb for type.

Provenance: Jytte Soelberg Private Collection, bought in the 1970s-1980s.

Comes with Certificate of authenticity
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 : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1390212
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$1,250.00
Zoomorphic Terracotta Rhyton, shaped as a Ram, Indus Valley, dating approx 2300-1900 BC.

Finely sculptured animal, the upperpart glazed in cream and black stripes. A very rare type of vessel, seldomly seen on the market and demanding high prices.

Size: 21cm x 12cm x 10cm.

Condition: Superb for type.

Provenance: Jytte Soelberg Private Collection, bought in the 1970s-1980s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1415271
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$1,150.00
An 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 green-yellow decoration on a cream-white ground. Two standing birds facing each other, surrounded by floral decorations and micro dots; near the rim a band of Arabic Caligraphy running all around the bowl, possible a recitation of verses of the Quran.

Size: 25 cm. wide and 10 cm. high.

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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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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1359801
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$995.00
Shallow marble bowl with inscription dating to 621 sana = 621 Hedschra, corrosponding to the 13th. century AD.

Very rare and exceptional piece carved in fine white marple. The inscription very beautiful and stands out in the relief.

Size: 27 cm. in diameter and 4,5 cm. high.

Condition: Superb, fine patina.

Ex. German (Rhine) private Collection from W.D., bought in the later 1970s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1413691
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$975.00
An important banded Agate seal, carved re-using an ancient Mesopotamian bead in the Late Parthian-Early Sassanian period, ca. 2nd.-3rd. century AD.

Exceptional style and very sharp carving of a winged Lion and Pahlevi inscription in front, crescent above. Note that the seal stone is round and not slightly compressed - it's a re-use of a large pre-dynastic bead, Mesopotamian, 3rd. millenium BC.

The seal is massive and extremely attractive for the fine stone quality alone, b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1403312
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$950.00
A massive and rare excarvated bronze vessel, likely for the storage of liquids, Byzantine, 6th.-9th. century AD.

Horisontically ribbed body and carinated vertically ribbed shoulder with funnel mouth.

Made in solid metal in a fine vase-like shape, with holes for attaching it to chains. A utility vessel, used for containing foods or liquids.

Size: 34-35 cm. wide and around 35,5 cm. tall, weight 4,2 kilograms - a HUGE piece for this early vessel!

Condit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1406002
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$950.00
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A very interesting and rare larger bronze temple Elephant Bell, Indonesia, Central Java, Kadiri Period 929-1222 AD century AD.

The shape is quite peculiar for this Bell, could be architectorial, made to look like a roof of a temple - it has the almost exact shape of a 16th. cent. Italian cabasset helmet. A large and very attractive bell with a large loop at the top.



Size: ca. 15,5 cm. wide and 13,5 cm. tall.

These large bells are commonly called 'ele...