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Elamite Bronze Ax Head with Head of Lion
Near East : Luristanian Pre AD 1000: item #1388902
3256


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$3,000 

Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with lion head protome, a blad emerging from its open jaws. Lion's man terminating in three coils on shaft's side. 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/2". On custom stand height is 7". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Christie's South Kensington, Apr. 12, 2000, Lot 248. At least since the late Neolithic, elaborate axes (battle-axes, T-axes, etc.) had a religious significance and probably indicated the exalted status of their... Click for details

Syro-Hittite Pottery Head of a Lion
Near East : Hittite Pre AD 1000: item #1388497
3251


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Syro-Hittite Pottery Head of a Lion, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Expressive face with curly mane. In excellent condition, 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2". The states that are called Neo-Hittite or, more recently, Syro-Hittite were Luwian-, Aramaic- and Phoenician-speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in around 1180 BC and lasted until roughly 700 BCE.

Chalcolithic Tepe Sialk Terracotta Bowl with Ibex, Horned Animal
Near East : Persian Pre AD 1000: item #1367791
3218


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Chalcolithic, Tepe Sialk Iran, Terracotta Bowl with Ibex, Horned Animals. ca. 5000 - 4000 Century BCE. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 2 3/4" x 7 5/8" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #59.1 Chalcolithic Bowl with Horned Animals. Chalcolithic (transition from stone to metal) painted wares developed on the Iranian plateau and in the western mountains. Like much of the pottery from Iran in the Chalcolithic Period (ca. 5500-4000... Click for details

Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon, Sheep, on Wheels
Near East : Persian Pre AD 1000: item #1367401
3212


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Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon (Sheep) on Wheels, Middle Elamite Period, ca. 1500 - 1200 BCE. One horn chipped as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Artifact is 2 3/4" x 4" x 4 1/2". With hollow cylindrical body and tiny head. Mounted on four wheels. Wheel axles pass through pierced holes. Cf: The Royal City of Susa, Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre, fig. 136, p. 196. According to Archaeology News Network, these animal figurines mounted on little... Click for details

Large Sasanian Stone Recumbent Lion
Near East : Sassanian Pre AD 1000: item #1352915
3202


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Large and heavy Sasanian Recumbent Pitted Stone Lion, ca. 5th - 6th Century CE. Stylized lion lying on one side with tail between legs. Pleasing smile with flared nostrils. Note Some repair and Head is Contemporary reconstruction, left ear broken. Fissure encircling neck probably due to reconstruction. 10" high x 17" wide x 12" deep. Heleanor Feltham writes in her paper "Lions, Silks and Silver, The Influence of Sasanian Persia," The Sasanian Empire (224–637 CE) was founded by Ardarshir I, who... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol of a Ram with a Bowl
Near East : Hittite Pre AD 1000: item #1351275
3193


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$1,200 

Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol of a Ram with Bowl, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 2 3/4" 2 1/2" x 1/2". Some repair as seen in images, but otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd Jerusalem. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol on Horse
Near East : Hittite Pre AD 1000: item #1351269
3192


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1250.00 

Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/4". Some repair as seen in images, but otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd Jerusalem. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for Judaism’s... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol on Horse
Near East : Hittite Pre AD 1000: item #1351224
3191


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1100.00 

Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol on Horse, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 1/2" x 2" x 1". Repair to one leg, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for Judaism’s belief in a single... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotta Bird Like Idol
Near East : Hittite Pre AD 1000: item #1351222
3190


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1250.00 

Syro Hittite Terracotta Bird Like Idol, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 3". In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd Jerusalem. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for Judaism’s belief in a single monotheistic, all... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl
Near East : Hittite Pre AD 1000: item #1351211
3188


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1250.00 

Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Jerusalem. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan, for example, in mythological texts... Click for details

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