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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1198537 (stock #2009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Monumental Early Qing dynasty Cizhou Stoneware Ovid Storage Jar (circa 1750 C.E.) Characterized by dark brown pigment on coarse buff body covered by glaze. Decorations painted throughout glaze. 23"high x 16 1/2" diameter and in good condition. The term 'Cizhou ware' refers to a type of sturdy stoneware produced at many kilns throughout the northern Chinese provinces of Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi. These wares were produced during the Northern Song (960-1127), Jin (1127-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) dy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1333761 (stock #3153)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$225.00
Chinese Cloissonne Brush Bowl, ca. 1920. Adorned with pleasing floral motif. Small foot with and Chinese calligraphy on bottom. Small "ding" as shown in images. Otherwise in very good condition. 2 1/2" high x 8 1/2" diameter. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by fi...
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1298305 (stock #3117)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$215.00
Roman Glass Broach with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 7/8" x 2”. 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 blowing glass into light and strong vessels ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207347 (stock #2064)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Moche II Jaguar God Stirrup Vessel, Peru circa 100 - 300 CE. In transition from human to jaguar, with bared fangs and stylized hair he stalks prey. Intact and in excellent condition. 7" high. Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The Pre-Columbian culture knew various jaguar gods, in addition to jaguar demi-gods, (ancestral) protectors, and transformers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1198280 (stock #2004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$225.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Roman Bone Handles incised with geometric patterns originally from functional utensils. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Each approximately 5" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Israel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201457 (stock #2040)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Ancient Holy Land Pottery, Grouping of Three Artifacts. Sold as a set $450 or individual. Early Bronze Age I Amphora, ca. 3000 BCE, intact with chip on rim, 5 1/2" high, $250. Early Bronze Age I Juglet ca. 3000 BCE, handle & rim broken, 3 1/2" high, $150. Iron Age oil Lamp, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, 5 1/4" length x 5 3/4" width, $100
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178458 (stock #1835)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Large painted Pottery Model of a Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Seated on its haunches with a teeth-baring expression on face. Covered with white slip and traces of pigment remaining. Bulbous eyes carved in deep relief. Teeth and fangs are defined as is tongue. Wide nostrils, mane in cascading detail on the back with tail curled around lower body. Nails on both paws clearly defined. This is a wonderful, intact piece, large (16 2/8 in.) and expressive features....
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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1195222 (stock #1981)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Found in The Levant, A Pottery Magic or Incantation Bowls designed in the Aramaic language with Hebrew letters that spiral to middle of bowl. Buried upside down under a home the spell set a trap for the succubus Lilith and other evil demon gods. Bowl with Serpent motif (6" diameter x 3" deep.) Circa 3rd Century C.E. In excellent condition. Ex: Biblical Artifacts, Jerusalem. According to Dr Dan Levene, a Reader of Jewish History and Culture at The Department of History and The Parkes Institute fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1223851 (stock #3015)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Roman Green Glass Cosmetic Jar #RGC01, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in Bethlehem, with wide mouth with earthen encrustation and nice patina. 3" high with small professional repair to hairline crack, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Arieh Klein LTD, Jerusalem. 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 glassma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1390967 (stock #3288)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with recumbent lion asleep on handle. 3 1/2' x 4 1/2" x 1". 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 owner. Certain types almost never show traces of wear; deposits of unshafted ax bl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353846 (stock #3204)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$18,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/4" x 7" x 2 3/4". Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. Left leg professionally repaired from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. A group of similar horse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1178444 (stock #1834)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Rare Roosevelt Red Ware Pottery Duck Effigy Jar. With pointed ears, detailed eyes and beak, globular body with feather-like markings. 8" long, excellent condition. Ca. 1150-1400. Ex. Helen Andrews collection, Albuquerque, NM, acquired from Jack Taylor collection, Prescott, AZ. For similar item,see p. 49 Peckham, Stewart. From This Earth (Santa Fe University of New Mexico Press, 1990). Roosevelt Red Ware, also known as Salado Red Ware and Salado Polychrome, is a late prehistoric pottery tradition...
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1199527 (stock #2025)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Middle Bronze Age I Bronze Dagger, circa 1900 BCE found in the Hold Land. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Splendid heavy patina due to age and wear. Missing handle and in very good condition considering the beauty of the encrustation. 10 1/4" long. 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 th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1192203 (stock #1971)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,700.00
Early 20th Century decorative handmade brass and silver box from Damascus to hold Quran, ca. 1900 CE. This city thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. 10" x 12" x 8". Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. Muslim tradition mention several compani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184716 (stock #1916)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Nazca Polychrome Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Feline God, Peru, ca. 200 - 700 CE. Double bridged spout with sweeping feline demon god with two fanged serpents emerging from his cape. Hands hold trophy-heads. Painted in various hues of brown and cream. Small chip on one spout, in overall excellent condition. 7 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FL. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are nearly always depicted in a frontal, full-face...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002491 (stock #1649)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Life Size Chimu Pottery Head of a Bridled Llama, Peru ca. 1200 CE. Animal wearing bridle with tall conical spout at center of head. Large almond shaped eyes and small ears. 12 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 11". Intact with restored hairline across base. Monumental artifact and in excellent condition. T.L Tested for Authenticity. The distinctive pottery of the Chimú aids in dating Andean civilization in the late periods along the north coast of Peru. Chimú culture was based on agriculture, aided by immense w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189785 (stock #1948)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1389452 (stock #3272)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Miniature Islamic Stone Lion, used for weight measurement. ca. 1100 - 1300 CE. Curly mane with wide expressive eyes. Geometric design on bottom. In excellent condition. 3/4" x 1" x 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. In Islamic art high levels of achievement were reached in other materials, including hardstone carvings and jewelry, ivory carving, textiles and leatherwork. During the Middle Ages, Islamic work in these fields was highly valued in other parts of the world and often traded outs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1178429 (stock #1833)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
The Greeks in Southern Italy. Campanian guttus(oil lamp filler) with releif Head of Apollo. Ring handle set at right angles to the elongated spout with sides of bowl striated. The surface has a metallic black glaze, other than a band around the upper foot and the underside of the vase, which are reserved. Calene ware, c. 300 B.C. 4 1/2" high and 3.9 inch diameter. Professional repair to fisure where neck meets shoulder, otherwise in excellent condition. The medallion of the piece somewhat rare. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1200484 (stock #2034)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
SOLD SEPARATELY $250 EACH: Two Egyptian Coptic Textile Fragments, ca. 4th Century CE. Framed and in very good condition as seen in photo. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Established by Saint Mark the Evangelist. The spread of Christianity encountered opposition in Egypt from Gnosticism and the cult of Serapis. It spread slowly to other parts of Egypt. The need arose to provide the converts with scriptures. This led to the emergence of Coptic, the Ancient Egyptian language written using Greek le...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388952 (stock #3262)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Rare Miniature Roman Winged Griffin, ca. 1st Century CE. Upper part of a handle. Beautiful casting with black patina. In excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2", on custom stand height is 2 3/4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1940 item #1049267 (stock #1668)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Sold Only as a Pair: Monumental Chinese Decorative Blue and White Ceramic Foo Dogs, China, ca. 1940. Very heavy in weight for outdoor or indoor use. Male holds brocade ball under foot while Female has foot on Cub. Some repair to tailcondition. 31" high x 12" wide x 16" long. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1390607 (stock #3281)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Mesopotamian / Babylonian Pottery Tablet, Plaque, of a Lioness, ca. 1900 BCE. Lioness standing on all fours. Pleasing facial features. Fingerprints of artist visible on reverse side of tablet. Intact and in excellent condition. 3" x 4 1/2" x 1/2". On custom stand 4 1/2" high. Mesopotamia is a historical region in Western Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Northern Saudi Arabia, the eastern parts of Syr...
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1186893 (stock #1926)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350803 (stock #3179)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5 1/2" x 5" x 6". Incised decoration on chariot. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. 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 conv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184580 (stock #1915)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,900.00
Quimbaya Pottery Slab Male with tail of Bird, Colombia, Late Classic Period 500 - 1000 CE. Slab male with seated on crouching legs and hands on knees. Slanted eyes and smiling lips with pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Intact with some earthen encrustation but in excellent condition. 12 3/4" high. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas an...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1399285 (stock #3335)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$50.00
Mike Leaf, Lithograph, The Rabbi, ed 3/100, ca. 1970. Lithograph 8" x 3 1/4", Frame 16 1/4" x 8 1/2". Mike Leaf was born in London, England in 1934. He spent his youth wandering through North and Central Africa. He arrived in Israel in 1954. A member of Kibbutz Amiad, he parachuted into Sinai in 1956 and was severely wounded. Like many untutored artists and writers, he held a vast range of unconventional jobs until finally settling down to full time painting in 1968. Since then he has participat...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1209360 (stock #2074)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$75.00
Chinese Children's Silk Slippers, Shoes, ca. 1940. With Tiger faces on each shoe and floral embroidery on the side. 4' long x 2" wide. Acquired in Hong Kong in 1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206464 (stock #2060)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Early Bronze Age Amphoriskos with line group painting, circa 3100 - 2900 BCE, found in the Holy Land. With spouted neck and small handles for hanging. Intact and in excellent condition. 6" high x 5" diameter. 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, occasion...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1389448 (stock #3270)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Roman Glass Token / Pendant of a Griffin, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Intact and in excellent condition. 1" diameter. Height on custom stand is 3 1/4". Ex: Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of a Unified Jerusalem. Griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350725 (stock #3174)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5" x 6" x 5". Stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a tall domed chariot. Incised decoration on chariot. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. Professional repair and some restoration. 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 Hom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1208525 (stock #2073)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
Roman Terracotta Male Head with Triangular Hat from a Frieze segment, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Bulbous eyes with pouting lips and large nose. Head approximately 5 1/2" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Hoffman collection, Berlin Germany. Some of the earliest descriptions of a seamans' dress appears to date from a few years after the Roman invasion of Britain (55 BCE) An order that the sails of longboats in the Roman fleet were to be dyed light-blue to match the color of the sea and...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394394 (stock #3326)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" diameter. Professional repair to foot. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. 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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351211 (stock #3188)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. 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, for example, in mythological texts ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393180 (stock #3315)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4". Some restoration to front left leg, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. “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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186900 (stock #1928)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Veracruz Pottery Frog Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a frog with an erection. 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" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1153343 (stock #1804)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp, ca. 2nd Century CE. Lovely design. The body of the lamp is divided into quarters by linear patterns from the fill hole to the shoulder. Within each section are floral designs. Design extending from fill hole to nozzle. 3 7/8" in length and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1367795 (stock #3221)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Rare Early Bronze Age II Terracotta Kernos, ca. 3150 - 2150. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 5" x 6" x 6". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd, Jerusalem. Cult vessel with four offering bowls with a drain tube leading to a circular base. Ring was probably used as a libation vessel during religious ceremonies in ancient Palestine. It consists of a hollow clay ring with hollow clay attachments. Similar to types excavated at Bab ad-Dra. In the typology of ancient Greek pottery, the kernos (pl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206460 (stock #2058)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. Pigments of red, blue, brown and cream, and repeating geometric patterns. Some wear and fading due to age and use, but otherwise in good condition for a textile of this period. Attached to silk backing. 22" H x 21" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This ...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1208503 (stock #2071)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Two Bamiyan Ceramic Bowls, $1,200 EACH, and One Bamiyan Ceramic Saucer $800, (Ancient Afghanistan circa 12th - 13th Century CE.) All approximately 6" diameter, some wear and small chips due to age but in very good condition. Ex: A. Rosen collection, New York. Many statues of Buddha were carved into the sides of cliffs facing Bamyan city. The two most prominent of these statues were standing Buddhas, now known as the Buddhas of Bamyan, measuring 55 and 37 meters high respectively, that were the l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277137 (stock #3083)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$150.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Bowl, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2 1/2" High x 4 1/2" Diameter. Some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection,(Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahuasca shamanism. Shamani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1223837 (stock #3012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a god, 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 3/4" high. In excellent condition. Ex: Sasson Ancient Art, Jerusalem. For example see Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures, by Ora Negbi, Institute of Technogology, Tel Aviv University, 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353845 (stock #3203)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$22,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" x 3 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. A group of similar horses was exhibited in 1975 at the Victoria and Alber...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1391521 (stock #3298)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
Antique Islamic Iron Lock in form of a reclining Lion, Ottoman style with gold arabesque markings, ca. late 19th - early 20th Century. 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 5". In excellent condition. Pleasing smile with tail curled over back. Original key included. According to History of Keys, history of mechanical locks started over 6 thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt, where locksmith first managed to create simple but effective pin tumbler lock that was made entirely from wood. It consisted of the wooden post...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298316 (stock #3122)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Roman Glass Bangle / Bracelet with Colored Swirls, 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 3" Diameter. 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 blowing glass into light and strong vessels was not invented u...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1398533 (stock #3331)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10.00
CATALOGS SOLD INDIVIDUALLY for $10.00 plus shipping, your choice of current cost of USPS Book Rate or Priority Envelope. Various Antiquities Auction Catalogs dating from 1976 to Present. Christie's New York 1989 - Present, Sotheby's New York 1976 - Present, Arte Primitivo 2001 Present, Bonhams, Bonhams & Brooks, Bonhams & Butterfield, Art of the Ancient Years, Minerva & Art of the Ancient World (various years.) Most catalogs from United States, but a few from London & Paris. Most are in excellen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223643 (stock #3009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,500.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I Bridge Twin Jug, Canaanite ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. With side handles and pigment remaining on twin bodies of vessel. Puncture design incisions around each neck. Intact with encrustation due to age. Rare and in excellent condition.7 1/2" high x 14 1/2" long x 6 1/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffe. 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:...
All Items : Artists : Mixed Media : Pre 1980 item #1388431 (stock #3244)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: Pinchas Litvinovsky, Lithograph Portrait of Moshe Dayan, Artist Print / ed. 450, Signed by Litvinovsky and Dayan. Frame 35" x 28", LE 26" x 19 1/2". In excellent condition. Archival Products used UV Filter Glazing, All Cotton Rag Mat, Acid Free Backing. According to the Dan Gallery in Tel Aviv Israel, Pinchas Litvinovsky (Pinhas Litvinovski) was born in 1894 in Novo-Georgiyevsk, Russia, to a religious family of merchants. In 1912, he was awarded a scholarship to s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1230568 (stock #3030)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Parthian Bronze Lion-Headed Handle, Ancient Iran ca. 150 BCE - 225 CE. With open mouth, sharp fangs, small eyes with a flattened head, and ribbed handle. On custom stand and in excellent condition. Bronze is 4 3/4" High. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. From about 130 BCE onwards, Parthia suffered numerous incursions by various nomadic tribes, including the Sakas, the Yueh-chi, and the Massagetae. Each time, the Arsacid dynasts responded personally, doing so even when there were more severe...