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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1390969 (stock #3289)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Bracelet of Two Lion Heads, 12th - 13th Century, Iran. 3 1/4" diameter, and 6" on custom stand. Some loss due to age and use. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Medieval Islamic metalwork offers a complete contrast to its European equivalent, which is dominated by modelled figures and brightly coloured decoration in enamel, some pieces entirely in precious metals. In contrast surviving Islamic metalwork consists of practical objects mostly in bras...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388828 (stock #3253)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,000.00
Assyrian Stone Crouching Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Finely carved with ears flat and showing fangs. Loss of front feet, but otherwise in excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 3" x 3/4". Ex: Christie's NY. It seems that the killing of lions was reserved in Mesopotamia for royalty, and kings were often shown in art doing so. There may have been a religious dimension to the activity. A surviving letter on a clay tablet records that when a lion entered a house in the provinces, it had to b...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1191307 (stock #1961)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Cabinet, Shanxi Province China, ca. 1850. With two front doors & rattan top. With some wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 28 1/2" x 37" x 23". Purchased at Sloans & Kenyan, EX:Private Virginia collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184303 (stock #1903)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Spectacular framed and mounted Egyptian Sarcophagus Cartonnage / Wooden Mummiform Mask. Remnants of cartonnage fabric wrap and gesso. Original polychrome visible for a large portion of mask. Some wear due to age. Mask 11" x 8" mounted in custom shadow box with dimensions of 23" x 19" x 4". ca. Late Dynastic Period,4th Century BCE. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd., Jerusalem. Cartonnage is a type of material used in Ancient Egyptian funerary masks from the First Intermediate Period to the Roman era. It was ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199565 (stock #2029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Late Chimu or Early Inca Double Bodied Whistling Vessel. Peru, ca. 1470 - 1540 CE. Bulbous bodies with squatting monkey adorning top on one side. Whimsical facial features but missing nose on monkey, and also small chip on spout. Otherwise in excellent condition. 6 1/2" high. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen. Many of the pottery forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1394391 (stock #3324)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Iron Age I Terracotta Chariot, Israelite Period 1299 - 930 BCE. Time of Saul, David, and Solomon. 2 12/" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". On custom stand 3" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. Intact and in excellent condition. The Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah were related kingdoms from the Iron Age period of the ancient Levant. The Kingdom of Israel emerged as an important local power by the 10th century BCE before falling to the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 722 BCE. Israel's southern neighbor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153345 (stock #1806)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp with Inscription, ca. 330-63 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Oval shaped body with design around small fill hole. Design possibly depicts a theatrical mask. Small inscription on reverse. 3 1/8" long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #996112 (stock #1643)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Early - Mid 20th Century Mende / Sierra Leone Sande Society Wooden figure of a Female, Africa. 36" high. Right foot missing and separation of head due to pitch of tree trunk. Stunning conversational piece and in very good condition for age and use. The female association Sande is the counterpart of the male association of the Poro. Sande is directed by experienced older women and divided in subgroups. All Mende women when they reach puberty begin the initiation process into the Sande society. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1195167 (stock #1977)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$200.00
Textile is now framed. Qing dynasty multi-color textile baby carrier. China, Circa 1880. In excellent condition. Frame size 39 1/4" x 27 1/4".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1203169 (stock #2050)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Monumental in size and very heavy carved Yuan dynasty Stone Figure of Guan Yin, Bodhisattva of mercy and compassion. China, (1279 - 1368 CE) Large size at 35" high. Exquisitely carved sculpture with adorning crown, pleasing facial features, full hips and pleated sampot. In excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the God of Mercy. His name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi mean...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1196164 (stock #1989)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
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 insi...
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 : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1182733 (stock #1871)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Byzantine Pottery read Stamp, 6th Century, found in the Holy Land. Pottery stamp is particularly large, suitable for stamping whole loaves. Surface incised with a pattern that facilitated the breaking of the bread into small pieces. Excellent condition custom mounted and labeled. Diameter 9 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. According to Archaeology at Brown University, very little has been written on bread stamps as an artifact category, with the majority of scholarship dealing with Christian st...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351206 (stock #3187)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5" x 1 1.2" x 1/2". On custom stand. Repair and loss of glaze. Old collection number SY.22 on reverse, unique and interesting. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183832 (stock #1900)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
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 mai...
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 : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367720 (stock #3216)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Iron Age III Terracotta Double Bowl with Tripod Feet. Persian, Ancient NW Iran, Teppe Hasanlu. Ca. 800 - 586 BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 5 5/8". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #60.20.60. Teppe Hasanlu is an archaeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran (in the province of West Azerbaijan), a short distance south of Lake Urmia. The nature of its destruction at the end of the 9th century BC essen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1195867 (stock #1986)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$675.00
A Roman green glass double balsamarium with applied handles reaching from shoulder to rim and beautiful patina. Roman ca. 2nd - 3rd century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 3/4" high. A balsamarium is an ancient vessel for holding balsam, a sweet smelling oil or soothing ointment. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1394409 (stock #3329)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
Ming Dynasty Bronze Figure of a Recumbent Mythical Lion, 16th / Early 17th Century. Reclining figure with long fangs but pleasing face. 2 3/4" x 4" x 3". In excellent condition. Ex: Knapton Rasti, London. According to P.L. Combs, during the Ming Dynasty a real revival began in the making of Chinese bronzes, often referred to as The Second Bronze Age. During this period bronzes were simplified with more attention being paid to perfection of shape and elegance. The skills with which they were ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1186910 (stock #1929)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Monumental Chancay Pottery Vessel of a Hunter and Monkey, Peru, ca. 1100 - 1400 CE. The hunter with pear-shaped body painted in black and cream with patterned tunic. The face marked by tattoos and wearing single pendent earing. Sun Disk ornament for headdress with a small monkey perched on the right shoulder. In excellent condition. 21 1/2" high x 15" diameter. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Ceramics are also a very common feature of the Chancay culture. This pottery has been found mainly in the cemete...
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199557 (stock #2028)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Early Chimu, Blackware Stirrup Vessel of a Deity or Priest. Peru, ca. 900 CE. Large fangs protrude from mouth and the Snake god wraps around head of deity. Mountains represented on bridge of stirrup. Stirrup repaired from original piece and a few minor chips, but in overall good condition. 10" high. Ex: R. Duff collection, FL. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389727 (stock #3276)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze figure of a recumbent Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. With gaping jaw and bulging eyes, the mane a mass of wavy hair on the sides, incised rows on the top, his tail curving on to his flank, a tapering pin, square in section, protruding from the back suggesting the figure served as a support. In excellent condition 1 1/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/4", on custom stand 2" high. Ex: Christie's New York. Assyria was a major Semitic-speaking Mesopotamian kingdom and empire of the anc...
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 : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1411882 (stock #3347)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$50.00
Bronze City Coin of Tyre, Head of Caracalla, 198 - 217 CE. 1 1/8" diameter. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. Caracalla, Latin: Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus; 4 April 188 – 8 April 217), formally known as Antoninus ruled as Roman emperor from 198 to 217 AD. He was a member of the Severan dynasty, the elder son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna. Co-ruler with his father from 198, he continued to rule with his brother Geta, emperor from 209, after their father's death in 211. He...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1355383 (stock #3211)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Vintage Chinese Silk Hand-knotted Piled Tapestry with motif of Peacock. Bird perched on tree limb with foliage above and florals below. Using a hundred different colors culminating a tapestry that resembles a painting, ca. 1970s, 64" x 30" and in excellent condition with no flaws or tears. According to Robert Mosby of Antique Oriental Rugs, the art of making woven rugs and tapestries goes far back into the musty realms of antiquity. Chinese rugs may have originated from other countries such as E...
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184553 (stock #1912)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Maskette, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Maskette with white hollow eyes, pursed lips and protruding chin. Pierced ears and eyes with furrowed brow. On custom stand. Mask is 3 1/2" diameter. In excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. The Jama-Coaque communities were skilled in creating ceramic pottery items as well, which again showed that they were a very sophisticated tribe. The pottery recovered from the sites is on display at the Jama Municipal Museum. Tragic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1004378 (stock #1653)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Magnificent Luristan Bronze Sword, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age, intact and in excellent condition. Bronze is 14 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide. On custom stand dimensions are 9 1/4" high x 14 1/2" wide x 2" deep. Typical categories of canonical Luristan bronze artifacts in­clude cast animal finials, standards with masters of animals, horse cheekpieces, and harness attachments in the form of naturalistic or fantastic creatures, figured and disc pins, whetstone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391587 (stock #3302)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a Diety with horns, Canaan ca. 2100 - 1550 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 1/2" x 1" x 1", on stand 4 1/4" high. In excellent condition. For example see Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures, by Ora Negbi, Institute of Technogology, Tel Aviv Universi...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1980 item #1376944 (stock #3229)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Naftali Bezem, Artist Proof Signed Color Lithograph, Man, ca. 1970. Framed in wood with bronze tint. In excellent condition. Frame size 34" x 26". Lithograph 26 1/2" x 18 1/2". Naftali Bezem was born in Germany. He is best known for his symbolic renderings of the Holocaust and the return of Diaspora Jews to the Land of Israel that appear in memorial reliefs at Yad Vashem and in the Israeli President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Bezem immigrated to Israel in 1939, at the age of fourteen, before th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1184887 (stock #1921)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Chimu Zoomorphic Textile Fragment, Peru ca. 1000 - 1250 CE. Chimu hand woven textile with six panels composed of stylized creatures. Fabric colors vary in hues of gold, red, green, and cream. Fraying on parts of fabric due to age, but in overall good condition. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen. Ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351269 (stock #3192)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391459 (stock #3291)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and open mouth. In excellent condition, 7/8" x 7/8" x 7/8", on stand height is 2 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength. They once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in India...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1235522 (stock #3040)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,800.00
Stunning Benin / Nigeria Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, Africa Early 20th Century. 17" long. Figure with pleasing facial features on the globular ladle. The handle is a standing figure of a male ancestor with attached ring. In excellent condition.