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Persian Buff Decanter. Ex: David Hacohen, Israel
Near East : Persian Pre AD 1000: item #1198422

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Found in the Holy Land, Ancient Persian Buff Pottery Decanter with animal head as central figure. ca. 586 - 330 BCE. Intact with some earthen encrustation due to age. In excellent condition. 11" high. Ex: David Hacohen collection, Israel. David Hacohen (born 20 October 1898, died 19 February 1984) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1949 and 1953, and again from 1955 until 1969. Born in Gomel in the Russian Empire (today in Belarus), Hacohen was educated at a... Click for details

Luristan Bronze Seals, collection of Teddy Kollek
Near East : Luristanian Pre AD 1000: item #1198413

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$1,500 Set 

From the collection of Teddy Kollek, First mayor of unified Jerusalem. Two Luristan (ancient Western Iran) Bronze Seals on custom lucite stand. Beautiful patina and geometric patterns on both. Iron Age, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Lorestān bronze is a term referring to a set of Early Iron Age bronze artifacts of various individual forms which have been recovered from Lorestān and Kermanshah areas in west-central Iran. They include a great number of weapons, ornaments,... Click for details

Grouping of Five Parthian Pottery Vessels with Juglet
Near East : Parthian Pre AD 1000: item #1196164

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SOLD AS A GROUP: Five Parthian Pottery Vessels, a Turquoise Glazed Juglet, ancient Iran, 3rd - 1st Century BCE. With solid splayed foot, globular body with encircling under glaze grove on shoulder, cylindrical neck and handle. 6" high. Minor chips on lip and encrustations due to age, but in very good condition. Center Jug with handle Ex: Tarshish Gallery, Israel. Remaining four vessels Ex: Christie's New York. The Parthians largely adopted the art, architecture, religious beliefs, and royal... Click for details

Luristan Iron Age Bronze Standing Figurine
Near East : Luristanian Pre AD 1000: item #1188853

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Luristan, Iron Age, Bronze Standing Figurine. Anthropomorphic in nature standing erect with incised facial and body features. Ancient Iran, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. 7 1/4" high x 1 3/4 base diameter, In excellent condition. Cf. Sotheby's NY Dec. 17, 1997 lot 194. According to the, BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C. and characterized by a wide range of idiosyncratic forms and a highly stylized... Click for details

Mathura Red Sandstone Head of a Man
Near East Pre AD 1000: item #1183839

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Mathura Red Sandstone Head of a Man, India, Kushan Period, ca. 1st - 3rd Century. Very finely modeled with ovoid face and gently rounded chin. Sharpened nose and pursed lips. 4" high x 4" wide x 4" deep. On stand height is 7". In excellent condition. Artifact is lobed / flat on back of head. Mathura has an ancient history. According to the Archeological Survey of India plaque at the Mathura Museum, the city is mentioned in the oldest Indian epic, the Ramayana. In the epic, the Ikshwaku prince... Click for details

Gandharan Stucco Head of a Boddhisattva
Near East Pre AD 1000: item #1183832

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Exceptionally carved with crisply delineated facial features and pursed lips. Large almond shaped eyes, curled strands of incised hair rising to conical topknot. Head is 6 1/2" high x 4" diameter, 8" including custom stand. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E., $4,000, in excellent condition. Gandhara was an ancient kingdom in the Swat, Peshewar, Rawalpindi, Ghazni, Kandahar and Kabul river valleys and the Pothohar Plateau, in modern-day states of northern Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan. Its... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotte Astarte / Goddess
Near East : Hittite Pre AD 1000: item #1183679

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Syro-Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess. Cream colored clay goddess with large ears, pointed nose and expressive eyes, conical breasts and primitive drapery. Hands missing and small chip on frontal base. Ancient Asia Minor (Syria/Turkey), 2nd - 1st Millennium B.C.E. Goddess is 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 3/4", on custom stand 5 1/2" high. Ex: Superior Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA. For example see Pergamon Museum, Berlin Germany. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah... Click for details

Gandharan Stucco Fragment, Head of a Man
Near East Pre AD 1000: item #1183653

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Gandharan Stucco Fragment, Head of a Man. With moustach and swirls of wavy hair, incised eyes and pursed lips, visible repairs to neck and cowl, small chips on crown and earthen encrustation due to age, on custom wooden base, in good condition, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Head 5 3/4" high

Large Persian Pottery Painted Avian Jar
Near East : Persian Pre AD 1000: item #1182440

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This large wheel thrown storage jar from Susa, Southwestern Iran, ca. 3rd millennium BCE, has a buff spherical body with a short neck and a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with two spread wing eagles facing left and two smaller birds in profile. The remainder of the body is ornamented with wavy lines. 14 1/2" high x 14 1/2" diameter. This particular eagle design has been found on numerous vessels excavated in Susa and nearby sites between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Some minor chips to ridge and... Click for details

Sumerian Terracotta Foundation Cone with Cuneiform Writing
Near East : Sumerian Pre AD 1000: item #1152949

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Sumerian (Mesopotamia) Pottery Foundation Cone with Cuneiform Script, ca. 1900 BCE. The foundation cone was the last piece inserted in the building upon its completion. It was dedicated to a high ranking official or to a God, and was to insure good fortune for the edifice and its surroundings. 6" high x 2 1/4" diameter. On custom stand height is 7 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Mesopotamia is also called the Fertile Crescent and encompasses the area between and around two important... Click for details

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