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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184570 (stock #1914)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,900.00
Colima Pottery Tlaloc Incensario in Janus form looking into the future while looking into the past, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. The Aztec god of rain, agriculture, fire, and the south. The obverse deity surmounted by two intertwined snakes. Strong facial features with large protruding eyes, hands on his knees. Reverse side without hands and smaller head. One of four legs professionally reattached from original piece. One leg professionally reattached and in excellent condition. 14 3/4" high. E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1187191 (stock #1931)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
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 : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1199248 (stock #2014)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$75.00
Roman Bronze Key, circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. found in the Holy land. 1/2" high x 1" diameter. Encrustation, but in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The most abundant items of Roman security hardware seem to be keys and lock bolts. Keys were used mainly for doors, chests, boxes, caskets, cupboards and padlocks. Less often they were used for ceremonial or decorative purposes, such as matron keys, jewelry items and votive offerings. It is alleged that some ring keys were worn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1184762 (stock #1917)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,900.00
Outstanding Peruvian crucifix with polychrome Christ figure of the 18th Century. Silver finials dated later. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In good condition. 25 3/4" high. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It was not limited to Cuzco only, but spread to other cities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1388902 (stock #3256)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
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 o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1392359 (stock #3307)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Persian Stone Head of a Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE, 2" x 2" x 3 1/4", on custom stand 4 1/2" Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Great. Persepolis is the most famous historical site related to Persian Empire in the Achaeme...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1225900 (stock #3025)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
Roman Glass Bottle with purple patina, ca. 1st Century CE. With ovid body, tall cylindrical neck and flat rim. Nice patina and in very good condition Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. 3.425" high and in very good condition. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking techniques practiced by the Egypt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391461 (stock #3293)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", on stand 2 1/2" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cultural depictions of lions are known in European, African and Asian countries. The lion has been an important symbol to humans for tens of thousands of years. The earliest graphic representations feature lions as organized hunters with great strength, strategies, and skills. In later depictions of human cultural ceremonies...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Two Dimensional : Contemporary item #1294743 (stock #3100)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,250.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, Jerusalem of Gold with Bright Green Trees, 2011, Giclee / Mixed Media, ed 2/25. 31 1/2" x 60". Kis-Lev was born in 1985 to Russian Jewish immigrant parents and spent his childhood years in a small village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. As a young boy Kis-Lev began private lessons in watercolors and oils tutored by a Russian painter. As a teenager, Kis-Lev continued his art studies at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. At the age of sixteen, Kis-Lev was granted a full schola...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1202554 (stock #2047)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$175.00
Mexican Wooden "Day of the Dead" Mask, Guerrero Mexico, Early 20th Century, 15 1/2" high. Human form of male with curly hair and beard. Large eyes, sharp nose, white teeth and mouth pursed in expression of fright. Some loss due to age and wear but in great condition. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1004366 (stock #1650)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
SOLD SEPARATELY, $1,500 Each: Three Persian, Elamite Period, Clay Fertility Goddesses, ca. 1500 - 1000 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Mold made but varying in sizes and with elaborate headress and costume. Each fertility goddess holding bare breasts in cupped hands. Sizes vary from 5 1/2" to 6" high. All intact and in excellent condition. Similar figurine was excavated at Susa in 1852 by W.K. Loftus. Examples of these molds found in the British Museum. Elam, Elamite Ḥaltami, Akkadian Elamtu,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388377 (stock #3242)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age II Israelite Pottery Wine Amphora, ca. 800 BCE. Found in a Hebron Cave. Burnished with reddish and black pigment. Some repair to mouth with wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9". An Amphora is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350858 (stock #3181)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Miniature Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Open air with terracotta wheels and incised decoration on chariot. Intact and in excellent condition. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Syrian-Lebanese border. The battle is generally dated to 1274 BC in the conventional Egypti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1199554 (stock #2027)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Sold as a pair $750 or individual $400, Neolithic Stone Axe Heads, ca. 4000 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Each stone is approximately 1 1/2" high x 3 3/4" long x 3/4" deep. Ex: W. Lebenstein collection, Jerusalem. The polished Neolithic stone axe, a heavy implement, was in sharp contrast to the delicate small-rock work of the last stages of the Paleolithic Period and was a reversal of the traditions of products that had yielded ever more lineal feet of cutting edge per pound of stone. The axe and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394400 (stock #3327)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Western Asiatic Roaring Panther, reddish stone with white stone inlay, ca. 3rd - 2nd millennium BCE. 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" Standing on all fours with pricked ears and open mouth. Chip on right haunch and wear due to age and use. Otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Pierre-Berge & Associates, Nov. 30, 2012, Lot 445. West Asian art goes back to the earliest presence of people in West Asia, in the form of little stone or clay fertility figurines. Around 9000 B...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1199255 (stock #2015)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Native American Terracotta Hooded Owl Effigy Vessel, Mississippian Period, 1200 - 1300 C.E., found on Tyler Mound, Fulton County Kentucky in 1930. Spherical body with protruding beak and well defined eyes. Small void on reverse for filling vessel with liquids. Vessel is repaired from original pieces, otherwise in very good condition. 8 1/4" high. Ex: Archaeologist Bart Reid, Charlottesville, VA. The history of ancient dwellers of Fulton Co. Kentucky now appears only in their silent monuments, as...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1390722 (stock #3283)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Ptolemaic Marble Miniature Sphinx (305 - 30 BCE) Intact and in excellent condition. Small drill hold on left haunch. 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Collection number on bottom as seen in images. Ex: Christie's New York, sticker on base. Sculpture represents the pharaoh as a hybrid creature, a male lion with a human head. Its small size and details of its headdress suggest a date in the Ptolemaic period. The Ptolemaic period was a Hellenistic kingdom based in ancient Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223675 (stock #3010)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Middle Bronze Age II Canaanite glazed juglet, ca. 1735 BCE, found in a cave in Hebron. Intact and in very good condition with a very small hole at bottom of vessel. 3 3/4" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Around 1950 BCE, urban life revived in Canaan. For the first time, palaces were built in the largest settlements. These palace-towns controlled nearby villages and vied with one another for power. From Syria to the Egyptian Delta, rulers competed for p...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 2000 item #1399280 (stock #3332)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Chanan Mazal, Blessing for the Sabbath Candles, Original Illumination, 1997. Frame size 18 1/4" x 14 3/4", Illumination 12" x 8 1/2". Illuminated manuscript, handwritten book that has been decorated with gold or silver, brilliant colors, or elaborate designs or miniature pictures. Though various Islamic societies also practiced this art, Europe had the longest and probably the most highly developed tradition of illuminating manuscripts. This illumination is set in Germany and reflects the histor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1207351 (stock #2065)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Spectacular Chancay lace textile panel, Peru 900 - 1300 CE. Delicate and finely woven while fashioned into lace pattern and temporarily stitched to a blue cloth backing. In excellent condition. Lace measures 34 1/2" x 38". Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls. Among others, shades of yellow and brown, scarlet, white, lavender-blue and ol...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1190080 (stock #1953)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1209629 (stock #2081)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,700.00
Large Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Jug, circa 3rd Millennium BCE, from ancient India, Pakistan region. Neck of jug with zoomorphic animal with small eyes and ears. With geometric patterns encircling body and neck in colors of red, brown and buff. 9" high and intact with some earthen encrustation and a small chips on bottom convex bottom from age, but in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1001749 (stock #1644)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
18th Century Russian Brass Crucifix, ca. 1750, time of Catherine the Great. Jesus at center, arms outstretched with sun and moon at fingertips. Bearded father kneeling and two weeping angels at top. Jerusalem scene and grave with skull below. Raised lettering throughout with floral motif etched on reverse. 10 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1198422 (stock #2008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1235520 (stock #3038)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Roman Glass Amphora, ca. 3rd - 4th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. Globular body with decorated funnel shaped neck and twin handles. 3.070" high and in very good condition. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking techniques practiced by the Egyptians and Syrian; the technique of blow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152945 (stock #1782)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Roman Gray Terracotta Juglet, ca. 63 BCE-330 CE. Splendid juglet in the form of a grenade, fire bomb. With wide mouth and single loop handle. Rosette design on bottom. 4" in height, intact and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206306 (stock #2057)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Early Bronze Age Amphora with basket weave design, circa 3100 - 2900 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. 7 1/2" high and 7" wide. Intact with chip on one side due to age and wear, but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The Early Bronze Age I is marked by rural proto-urban (unwalled) cities. The EB I is continuous with the Chalcolithic, especially in the north. Houses are mostly either: apsidal, with a curve at one end; ellipsoidal, with both ends curving; or, occasi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1394344 (stock #3322)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Luristan Bronze Chariot Grouping, ca 7th Century BCE. 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3/4", on custom stand height is 2 1/4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. Luristan bronzes are small cast objects decorated with bronze sculptures from the Early Iron Age which have been found in large numbers in Lorestān Province and Kermanshah in western Iran.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1391584 (stock #3301)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Iron Age II splendid Iranian Bronze Figure with horns, 8th Century BCE. Strong facial features with deep set eyes and long beard. Depicted in the nude with pronounced nipples, arms raised forward and small rounded feet. 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1", on stand 5" high. In excellent condition. IRON AGE. In Iran the term Iron Age is employed to identify a cultural change that occurred centuries earlier than the time accorded its use elsewhere in the Near East, and not to acknowledge the introduction of a ne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1298120 (stock #3101)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Small Egyptian Turquoise Glazed Composition Ushabti / Shabti, Late Period - Ptolemaic , ca. 400 - 30 BCE. Uninscribed and with slight tilt, perspex mounted. With seed sack on back, arms folded across chest. In excellent condition. 3 3/4" high x 1" wide x 1" deep. Perspex mount is 1 1/2 square. The ushabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings, Ancient Egyptian plural: ushabtiu) was a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt. Ushabtis were placed in tombs among t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388841 (stock #3255)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Roman Bronze Protome of a Head of a Lion, ca. 1st - 2nd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. 2 1/2" x 2" x 2". On custom stand 4 1/2" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1184920 (stock #1924)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Roman Bronze of Mood God named Men, of Anatolia. ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Sculptural depictions of the Moon god of Anatolia called "Men" are extremely rare. The god wearing a Phygian cap and clad in layered chiton, standing with weight on right leg and left leg elevated. Head slightly angled downward. Circa 1st Century B.C.E. - 1st Century C.E., Bronze is 5 3/4" high. Loss to limbs but otherwise in excellent condition. Rare find. Mēn (Greek Μήν "month; Moon", presumably influenc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206466 (stock #2061)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Early Bronze Age Spouted Juglet with Basket Handle, cira 3100 - 2900 BCE. Found in Israel. Intact with small chips on mouth and reverse rim, otherwise in excellent condition. 5" high. The Early Bronze Age I is marked by rural proto-urban (unwalled) cities. The EB I is continuous with the Chalcolithic, especially in the north. Houses are mostly either: apsidal, with a curve at one end; ellipsoidal, with both ends curving; or, occasionally, caves. Burial customs included: caves, most commonly; sha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Signed and Dated, Qing Dynasty Scholar's Ink Stone with motif of Chinese Temple and Landscape, Shanxi Province. Chinese calligraphy translates to "Strength and Self Confidence." Intact and in excellent condition. 10" x 5 1/2" x 3". Ex: Lovell Hall, Portland, Maine. The inkstone is Chinese in origin and is used in calligraphy and painting. Extant inkstones date from early antiquity in China. The device evolved from a rubbing tool used for rubbing dyes dating around 6000 to 7000 years ago. The ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153346 (stock #1807)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Corinthian Pottery Aryballos, ca. 6th century BCE. Decorated with mythological creature of bearded winged male and reverse side with Swan motif. Oil flask with conical base. Remarkable remnants of charcoal and brown and cream pigment remain on the vessel. Delicate mouth with stripes and dots on flat neck. Very good condition and very rare type. 4" in height. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD. Old Jaffa. According to Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, this small, globular vessel is an aryballos, an ...