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Ancient Near East

Near Eastern artefacts and biblical archeology

The fact that the Near East is the cradle of our civilization makes artefacts from this region especially fascinating. Cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia, idols from Anatolia and Syria and pottery from the Holy Land and Jerusalem, are only a few examples. The extensive written records from the last five thousand years, as well as the elaborate scenes of ancient cylinder seals and stamp seals give us a fascinating insight into cultural and religious aspects of biblical times. Explore the fascinating specimen from the beginnings of civilization available in our shop and don’t miss the opportunity to feel a relic from our cultural cradle in your own hands! We would be pleased to work with you on your personal collection and assist choosing special pieces you would like to add. Please do not hesitate to contact us any time via email or using our contact form. Correspondence is welcome in English, German, Italian, French, Russian or Japanese.

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  1. Stamp seal with Marduk spade
    Conoid stamp seal with spade of Marduk

    The stamp shows the spade of Marduk, patron deity of the city of Babylon. Above a crescent, symbolizing the moon god Sin. 7th to 6th century BC.

    €370
  2. Buy Western Asiatic macehead
    Western Asiatic macehead

    Heavy stone head of a mace with a depressed globular shape. Beautiful whitish brown hardstone. From the Early Bronze Age of Western Asia.

    €552
  3. Buy Neo-Assyrian seal with mythological creature
    Neo-Assyrian seal with mythological creature

    The octagonal stamp seal shows a hybrid creature and a priest. It originates from the Neo-Assyrian culture of the 8th to 7th cent. BC.

    €328
  4. Four Greek or Scythian arrow heads
    Four Greek or Scythian arrow heads

    Group of four bronze socketed arrowheads, three with triangular cross-section and one leaf-shaped. Excellent condition, beautiful patina. From an old British collection, acquired before 1980.

    €160
  5. Disc-headed pin from Luristan
    Disc-headed pin from Luristan

    Important and unique pin type from Iron Age Luristan. Nice specimen with concentrical decoration.

    €520
  6. Disc head of a pin
    Fragment of a disc-headed pin variant

    Interesting pin head from Iron Age Luristan. Unusual variant.

    €120
  7. Buy Western Iranian ceramic vessel
    Painted tripod ceramic vessel

    Imposing piece of painted pottery from Middle Bronze Age Western Iran. Early 2nd Millenium BC.

    €1,150
  8. Buy Western Asiatic female figure
    Western Asiatic female figure

    Interesting clay figurine from Western Asia during Bronze Age. Nice overall impression.

    €445
  9. Bronze lance head from the Near East
    Bronze lance head from the Near East

    From the collection of Prof. Ritschel, Salzburg, Austria, president of the local museum association, author of over 50 history books, decorated many times for his achievements.

    €438
  10. Buy Luristan horse bit
    Horse bit from Luristan

    Delightful artefact attesting the dawn of horse breeding in Western Iran during the 8th century BC. Highly stylized horses form the cheek pieces.

    €2,840
  11. Buy Near Eastern bronze idol
    Near Eastern bronze idol

    The unusual bronze figurine is a Near Eastern idol. Possibly a god or priest. 2nd Millenium BC.

    €1,640
  12. Buy Near Eastern bronze idol
    Mummyform Near Eastern idol

    The unusual bronze figurine is an idol from Anatolia or the Near East. Around 1000 BC.

    €1,280
  13. Zebu lying on altar, massive bronze
    Zebu lying on altar, massive bronze

    Perfectly preserved with beautiful dark patina. About 1st half 1st millenium BC. Iron Age culture, Western Asia.

    €410
  14. Buy Iranian cylinder seal
    Rare iranian cylinder seal

    Seal with mythological creatures in near perfect condition. From the late 3rd Millennium BC.

    €880
  15. Persian / Achaemenid gold bracelets
    Pair of Achaemenid gold bracelets

    Fantastic example of the gold jewellery of the first Persian Empire. Late 6th to 5th cent. BC.

    €34,000
  16. Old Babylonian cylinder seal
    Old Babylonian cylinder seal

    Very nicely engraved seal made of haematite. The orderly scene shows two gods of the Babylonians.

    €2,080
  17. Mesopotamian Cylinder seal with Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian engravings
    Rare cylinder seal with Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian engravings

    This seal from Old Babylon has been reworked in Old Assyrian style, probably in Anatolia or Northern Syria. It tells a story of political and cultural diversity in the ancient Near East.

    €2,600
  18. Buy cylinder seal
    Old Babylonian cylinder seal for Ipqatum

    Stunning historical document with three columns of cuneiform inscription naming the original owner and the Babylonian storm god Adad.

    €2,380
  19. cylinder seal for Aham-arshi
    Old Babylonian Cylinder Seal for Aham-arshi

    Fantastic private seal with a rare depiction of the god Amurru. 1900 to 1600 BC.

    €2,950
  20. Buy Ammi-Ditana reign cuneiform tablet
    Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet

    Clay tablet with cuneiform administrative or legal text. Dating to the reign of Ammi-Ditana, a king of the first dynasty of Babylon.

    €2,430
  21. Buy Ur III to Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet
    Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet

    Large clay tablet with cuneiform administrative text from Ur III to Old Babylonian times.

    €2,720
  22. Buy Old Babylonian clay tablet
    Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet

    Interesting small clay tablet with cuneiform legal text from Old Babylonian times.

    €1,890
  23. Buy Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet
    Old Babylonian cuneiform tablet

    Very nicely preserved clay tablet with cuneiform administrative text from Old Babylonian times.

    €2,380
  24. Buy Elamite cylinder seal
    Elamite cylinder seal for Aham-Lurshi

    Engraved in fine detail and well preserved. Scene with three gods. Three columns of cuneiform inscription name the owner Aham-Lurshi. Approx. 1900 to 1600 BC.

    €3,600
  25. Buy Elamite cylinder seal
    Elamite cylinder seal for Shuk-Kuku

    Fantastic seal carved out of amethyst. It shows his owner Shuk-Kuku with the goddess Ninsianna. Five columns of Elamite cuneiform inscription frame the scene.

    €3,600
  26. Buy Kusura type shield idol
    Big Kusura type idol

    Unusually big shield idol of the Kusura type dating to the Anatolian Bronze Age, 3rd millenium BC. Made of beautiful white marble.

    €2,300
  27. Buy decorative pin from Luristan
    Large decorative pin from Luristan

    The pin head is shaped like an open basket with a decorative knob. Bronze with attractive patina.

    €420
  28. Buy Amlash pottery vessel
    Large pottery vessel in the shape of a zebu

    Imposing Western Asiatic vessel of the Amlash culture. Including TL analysis. Around 1000 BC.

    €6,500
  29. Luristanische Nadel mit floralem Dekor kaufen
    Luristan pin with floral decoration

    Well preserved piece that impressively demonstrates the high quality of Luristan metal works.

    €342
  30. Luristanische Nadel mit Steinbockkopf kaufen
    Pin from Luristan with ibex head

    The simple pin boosts a highly stylized ibex head. It is a nice example of this popular decoration for Luristan pins.

    €148
  31. Scheibenkopfnadel aus Luristan kaufen
    Disc-headed pin from Luristan

    Important and unique pin type of Luristan. This specimen is decorated by bumps forming a seven-pointed star.

    €450
  32. Luristanische Zeremonial-Hacke kaufen
    Luristan ceremonial pick

    The elaborate decorations are contrary to the actual use as a pick. The object is from the class of pseudo tools common in Iran at the end of the 2nd millenium BC. It probably served a ritualistic purpose.

    €750
  33. Media Label
    Kusura-type idol from 3rd millenium BC Anatolia examined by Prof. Lambert

    Idol aus weißem, feinkristallinem Marmor vom sogenannten Kusura-Typus. Aus der Bronzezeit Anatoliens, 3. Jt. v. Chr. Begutachtet durch Professor W. G. Lambert. Museumswürdig.

    €890
  34. Media Label
    Luristan bronze standard with panther heads

    Charakteristisches Bronzeartefakt mit elaborierter Verzierung aus stilisierten Panthern und Januskopf. Spekulative Funktion als Hausgott, im Alten Testament auch als Teraphim bezeichnet. 8. bis 7. Jh. v. Chr.

    €1,940

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