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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1186893 (stock #1926)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Attachment of a Siren, wings open as if in mid-flight. Wearing aegis with soft solemn features, her eyes thickly lidded and hair parted and rolled back in braids. Fully laden with overlapping leaf pattern. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E., 6 1/4" high including custom lucite stand. In excellent condition. The Hydria, primarily a pot for fetching water, derives its name from the Greek word for water. Hydriai often appear on painted Greek vases in scenes of women carrying water fro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186898 (stock #1927)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Maya, Jaine Island, Mold-made standing warrior wearing avian attire. Face emerging from owl's head headdress. Traces of orange, red & white pigment. Ring loop on back for flight-like suspension, Mexico, circa 550 - 950 C.E. 6 3/4" high. Jaina Island is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche. A small limestone island on the Yucat√°n Peninsula's Gulf coast with only a tidal inlet separating it from the mainland, Jaina served as an elite Maya burial si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186900 (stock #1928)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Veracruz Pottery Zoomorphic Priest Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a fat priest with an erection wearing a frog mask. Vessel contains interior beads that rattle when shaken. Multiple holes allow various musical pitches. Poly chromed with traces of green, red, brown still intact. Adorable smiling face and wide open eyes with flattened nose. Neck framed by a layered panache of feathers and roundels adorn forehead and chest area. Mexico, ca. 600 - 900 C.E., On custom stand, 8 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1187191 (stock #1931)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
T.L test included for artifact. Tang dynasty Pottery Polo Player and rider in flowing robe bent at the waist to one side and head lowered while seated astride a horse depicted in full gallop. Traces of red, black, and cream pigments. Intact with some encrustation but in excellent condition. Circa 618 - 907 C.E., Artifact is 10 3/4" high and 11 1/2" front hoof to back hoof, and a total of 13" high on stand. According to Ollis & Oostermeijer in the Netherlands, it is generally regarded that the sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188853 (stock #1935)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
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 Iranicaonline.org, 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189119 (stock #1944)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$29,000.00
Gallo Roman Limestone Head possibly depicting Emperor Macrinus (164 - 218 CE). Found in Cologne or Trier (Treves.) Gallo Roman describes the Romanized culture of Gaul (present day France) under the rule of the Roman Empire. His beard neatly detailed, the hair sculpted neatly around face, large heavy lids, recessed irises, and thinly curved lips. Some pigment remaining. Obvious damage to nose but otherwise in excellent condition. 2nd Century C.E. Head is 12" high, on stand 18 3/4" high x 8 1/4" w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189777 (stock #1945)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Buddhistic Monk, China (960 - 1279 CE.) Finely detailed thick white limestone facial section of a monk. Sensitive carved male head with wide nose, almond shaped eyes, thin lips, defined eyebrows and elongated ear lobes. Large chip on back of head where lobed off architectural structure, lose of one earlobe, minor chips due to age, but otherwise in very good condition. 13 1/4" high on custom stand, limestone head is 8" x 6" x 5 1/2". By the Tang dynasty, Buddhist ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189785 (stock #1948)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Roman Bone Votive Idol, Carving of standing Goddess, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with tightly wrapped tunic. Head facing forward with hair pulled up and bound under a headdress. Thin lips pursed in a slight smile. Head reattached from original piece. On custom stand. Roman, 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 5 1/2" high. According to Archer St. Clair, Carving as Craft: Palatine East and the Greco-Roman Bone and Ivory Carving Tradition, sculpture in ivory, bone, and horn,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1190074 (stock #1952)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche III Pottery Vessel of a Sacrificial Captive, probably to the God Ai Apaec (The Decapitator.) A robust, nude male prisoner sitting cross-legged gazing resolutely forward. Wearing a flaring head ornament molded with a tentacled octopus motif. Hands of captive are bound behind back. Pigment of reddish brown and cream. Circa 200 - 500 C.E. Some wear due to age but intact and in very good condition. 11 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1190080 (stock #1953)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Small but stunning Roman Bronze Winged Cupid, ca. 1st - 3rd Century. Depicted as a young winged boy standing with weight on slightly bent left leg. Muscular body with outstretched arms. Hair pulled back in to a chignon and falling in ringlets. Loss of left hand but otherwise in very good condition. 2 1/2 high x 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/8" deep. On custom stand height is 3 3/4". The Roman god of love and the son of Venus. He is a small, winged boy, usually blindfolded, carrying bow and arrows. The arrow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Miniature Romano - British bronze figure of a bound Captive, ca 1st Century CE. Bearded figure with long hair seated and leaning forward. A rope tied around his neck, hands continuing down to his feet which are also bound. Pierced below and through the side for attachment. Cf. no. 105 in Merhav, et. al., A glimpse into the Past, The Joseph Ternbach collection. In excellent condition, 2nd Century CE. 1 3/4" high. Ex: Christie's New York. The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1191843 (stock #1963)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,000.00
Tang Dynasty Pottery Court Attendant, China (618 - 907 CE) T.L Tested for Authenticity. Well modeled court figure with helmet like coiffure pulled into topknot. Hand held together against chest while robes billow over side of belt. Traces of red and black pigment as well as white slip remain. 15" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Galerie Et Civilisations, France. Princeton University tells us Tang funerary ceramics are best known for figures of horses and camels, tomb guardians, court ladies,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1191850 (stock #1965)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Colima Pottery Blackware Duck Vessel, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Colima Blackware Potery Duck, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Finely modeled with long bill, small eyes staring outward. Stylized plumage and large hollow tail for spout. 6 3/4" high. Some stable, hairline cracks in cylindrical opening, but in good condition. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York. The name Colima comes from the Nahuatl word 'collimaitl', with 'colli' meaning 'ancestors or gods' and 'maitl' meaning 'the domain of...'. The Col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192014 (stock #1967)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Chalcolithic Pottery Vessels, ca. 4400 - 3300 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. One a reddish pottery amphora at 4" high and one buff pottery flanged vessel at 3 3/4" high. Both intact and in excellent condition. The discovery of the metal in the Chalcolithic Age resulted in the development of trade between the local or remote civilizations, and they established a well network of trading centers where they had exchanged commodities. This caused the invention and development of wr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192162 (stock #1968)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
A fine Maya creamware terracotta cylindrical vessel with broad band containing glyphs. Two geometric step designs in main register. In excellent condition and intact with small chip to inner rim and four stable hairline cracks near rim. Central America, Late Classic, ca. 500 - 800 C.E., 9" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192200 (stock #1970)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Rare Pottery Seven Pronged Menorah (Temple) Oil Lamp from the Talmudic Period, ca. 300 - 400 CE. Found in the Holy Land & encased in custom olive wood and lucite box. Lamp is 4 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. Rabbinic Jewish Period of Talmud Development (70 - 500 CE.) The Talmud (Menahot 28b) states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah therefore has eight main branches, plus the middle ninth lamp set apart as the shamash (servan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1192206 (stock #1972)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,300.00
Olmec Pottery Figure, possible ballplayer, wearing a loincloth. Mexico, ca. 1200 - 900 BCE. standing figure in meditative posture with arms held loosely at side. Well-rounded legs curving into slightly arched feet, head tilted downward, wearing loincloth, headband, hat, and earrings. Intact and in excellent condition. On custom stand. Figure 5" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. According to Aztec History, the ancient Olmec civilization is believed to have been centered around the southern Gu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1192343 (stock #1974)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Cast bronze garment fasteners, a popular decorative element for Roman togas, each with a spring-loaded pin. In good condition. Ca. 2nd Century C.E. Various sizes up to 1 1/2". Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. In turn, fibulae were replaced as clothing fasteners b...