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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #724847
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$49.00
This piece is part of a collection we are posting on the site. These are often misidentified as crossbow arrow ends. However, to our knowledge no such items have ever been found associated with crossbow bolts. These particular pieces went over the ends of the wooden ribs in large parasols. The protruding hooks put tension on the strings or straps that were attached to the skin of the parasol. This piece is attributed to the Warring States period (475-221 BC) Please take a close look at this and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #724859
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$225.00
This pair is part of a collection we are posting on the site. These are often misidentified as crossbow arrow ends. However, to our knowledge no such items have ever been found associated with crossbow bolts. These particular pieces went over the ends of the wooden ribs in large parasols. The protruding hooks put tension on the strings or straps that were attached to the skin of the parasol. This is a matched pair that is attributed to the Warring States period (475-221 BC) Please take a close l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #724860
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$225.00
This pair is part of a collection we are posting on the site. These are often misidentified as crossbow arrow ends. However, to our knowledge no such items have ever been found associated with crossbow bolts. These particular pieces went over the ends of the wooden ribs in large parasols. The protruding hooks put tension on the strings or straps that were attached to the skin of the parasol. This is a matched pair that is attributed to the Warring States period (475-221 BC). Both pieces have a s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #724862
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$99.00
This piece is part of a collection we are posting on the site. These are often misidentified as crossbow arrow ends. However, to our knowledge no such items have ever been found associated with crossbow bolts. These particular pieces went over the ends of the wooden ribs in large parasols. The protruding hooks put tension on the strings or straps that were attached to the skin of the parasol. This piece is attributed to the Warring States period (475-221 BC) Please take a close look at this and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #724863
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$59.00
This piece is part of a collection we are posting on the site. These are often misidentified as crossbow arrow ends. However, to our knowledge no such items have ever been found associated with crossbow bolts. These particular pieces went over the ends of the wooden ribs in large parasols. The protruding hooks put tension on the strings or straps that were attached to the skin of the parasol. This piece is attributed to the Warring States period (475-221 BC) Please take a close look at this and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #831066
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$99.00
This piece is an ancient bronze bell from southeast Asia. It is likely from the Khmer culture around the 12th century but stylistically it could be considerably older. It has a beautiful blue and green patina with traces of soil encrustations and fabric. It is approximately 7.5 cm tall, 6.8 cm wide and weighs 251 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #957899
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$795.00
This interesting piece is from the Khmer Culture of Southeast Asia, dating to circa the 12th century AD. This piece has three individual parts that all fit together snugly and appear to be original as a set. There does appear to be a repair to one of the handles but both handles are still present. The diameter of the piece is a little over 15.5 cm and the weight of the entire set is 617 gram. This is quite an unusual set and would enhance any antiquities collection.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Maritime : Pre AD 1000 item #548951
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$1895.00
This is an extremely heavy, awesome, bronze age harpoon from Northern India dating to circa 1500 BC. This magnificent piece weighs 996 grams and measures roughly 304mm in length. It has a fantastic patina and no signs of damage or repair. I am listing four of these harpoons this week and this is the heaviest of the bunch. Don't miss out on this incredible find.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #548957
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$1895.00
This is an extremely heavy, awesome, bronze age harpoon from Northern India dating to circa 1500 BC. This magnificent piece weighs 640 grams and measures roughly 306mm in length. It has a fantastic patina and no signs of repair. There is slight damage/decay on one edge of the blade that is visible in the photos. I am listing four of these harpoons this week. Don't miss out on this incredible find.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #548959
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$1295.00
This is a bronze age harpoon from Northern India dating to circa 1500 BC. This magnificent piece weighs 303 grams and measures roughly 249 mm in length (the smallest one I currently have in stock). It has a fantastic patina that suggests a high copper content and no signs of damage or repair. I am listing four of these harpoons this week. Don't miss out on this incredible find.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #548965
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$895.00
This is an exceptionally rare bronze age sword (or possibly a spear) from the Ganges Valley dating to approximately 1500 BC. The patina is suggestive of a high copper content indicative of the early bronze age. This extraordinarily rare piece measures an impressive 444 mm and weighs 415 grams. It has two perforations in the blade near the handle one of which has an original ring still attached. There are no signs of repair to this piece but it is bent in places as you should be able to see in th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #548967
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$1095.00
This is a fantastic, antennae hilted, bronze age sword found in Northern India. The patina suggests a high copper content. This museum quality piece measures roughly 495mm and weighs 523 grams. The blade is 8mm thick in the center and the antennae are roughly 12 mm thick. The measurement between the outer edges of the antennae is 8.5cm. The blade edge is jagged but the metal is solid and stable with no signs of repair. This is a very rare sword that needs to be in your collection!
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549402
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$895.00
This is a terrific example of an openwork handle bronze dagger from the Dong Son culture circa 300 BC. It has been a number of years since we have seen one of these for sale and this one is in particularly nice condition. It measures 315 mm and weighs 276 grams. There is some pitting in the bronze but the metal appears to be solid and stable. There are no signs of repair. Don't miss this opportunity to add one of these rare dagger types to your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549446
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$549.00
This is an extremely rare dagger axe from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. It dates to circa 300 BC. Dong Son culture dagger axes are some of the rarest on the market. This beauty measures 27 cm in length and weighs 281 grams. The metal is thin but intact and stable. Don't miss this opportunity to add one of these rare ge to your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549449
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$349.00
This is a massive bronze spear or lance from the Dong Son Culture circa 300 BC. The piece measures 390 mm in length and weighs 329 grams. It has a repaired break in the middle of the blade that should be visible in the photos. It also has a section of the original wooden shaft (over 9cm) that is part of the sale (see last photo). This would be a great piece for study or analysis.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549451
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$299.00
This is a great little bronze spear from the Dong Son culture in ancient Southeast Asia. It measures 210mm and weighs 116 grams. It has a long flat blade with flared edges which is a little unusual compared to other common types of Dong Son spears. There is some damage to the socket area but overall the piece is solid and stable.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549454
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$299.00
This is an excellent bronze spear from the Dong Son culture of ancient Southeast Asia. This piece was cleaned when found, which is common of early 20th century excavations. It has a rich brown patina and is heavy,solid and stable. It measures 224 mm in length and weighs 184 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #549455
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$225.00
This is an attractive bronze spear dating to circa 300 BC. It is a Dong Son Culture piece. There is some pitting to the bronze but the metal appears solid and stable with no signs of repair. It measures 240mm and weighs 142 grams.