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All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Contemporary item #1014694 (stock #JK06)
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Jonathan Kis-Lev, The City of Songs, 2009 - 10, Oil on canvas, 39.4” x 78.8". 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. Possibly Kis-Lev's most inherently Jewish painting, The City of Songs portrays the artist's close connection to his Jewish heritage, as symbolized in many of the elements of the painting, most blatantly the open bible, the pomegranate, the Jerusalem view and the open window. Bib...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1149320 (stock #1764)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Rare Late Bronze Age Storage Amphora. ca. 16th century BCE. Jug is repaired from several original pieces and in good condition. Conical in form and tapering to base. With an incised Canaanite letter (Aynu) which means eye. Jug has nice encrustation and is 17 1/2 " high.
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 : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1212293 (stock #2087)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Etruscan Bronze Hydria Handle with Lion and Monkey heads, ca. 5th - 4th Century BCE. Top of handle in form of stylized lion's head with two monkeys. Palmette adorns the bottom of handle. Greenish overall patina overall. In excellent condition. 5 1/4" high x 4 1/4" wide. Ex: Bonhams & Brooks, Knightbridge.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1182739 (stock #1872)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Chimu Inca Pottery Effigy figure holding a spondylus shell and wearing a botanical headdress. Peru, ca 1200 - 1500 CE. His face in a wide grin, hands clasped in front. Deeply incised facial features, hair, and clothing, h. 9" with custom stand. 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 were adapted from the Moche cult...
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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207357 (stock #2069)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Small Daunian Pottery High Handle Juglet, Greeks in Southern Italy, circa 350 BCE. With several brown encircling bands, wide mouth and shepherds staff handle. Comb motif 4" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Published: Ceramiques Antiques de Grece et d-Italie dans le patrimoine liegeois, exhibition catalogue, Liege, 1987, p. 91, no. 128; and De Warande, Grieks & Italisch Aardewerk, Turn, 1986, p. 122, coll. 251. Daunian pottery is a genus of Dauni ceramic p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1199551 (stock #2026)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Rare South Arabian Bronze Horse Head Protome, circa 2nd Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Engraved mane and inlaid eyes beneath heavy ribbed brows. Braided harness with blinders behind eyes. Two holes for attachment at bas of neck. Missing one ear but otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/2" high. Ex: Property of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recogniz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1223845 (stock #3014)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Sassanian Empire, Carnelian Bead Necklace, (224 - 651 CE), length approx. 25". In excellent condition. The Sassanid era, during Late Antiquity, is considered to have been one of Iran's most important and influential historical periods. In many ways the Sassanid period witnessed the highest achievement of ancient Persian civilization, and constituted the last great Iranian empire before the Muslim conquest and the adoption of Islam. Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199565 (stock #2029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1183793 (stock #1897)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Roman Bronze Protome, circa 1st - 2nd Century CE. One in the form of a roundel, with frontal facing head of Medusa in relief, intricate facial features and incised wavy hair, 2 1/8", the other styled as the head of a roaring lion with thick mane and open mouth forming a spout, two suspension loops located at the top, 2 3/8", both in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's London. Protome is an adornment on utensils or works of art in the form of a frontal view of an animal head or...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1920 item #1399282 (stock #3333)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Chanan Mazal, A Song of Ascents, 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. "When the Lord restore the fortunes of Zion - we see it as in a dream - ou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1367791 (stock #3218)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Chalcolithic, Tepe Sialk Iran, Terracotta Bowl with Ibex, Horned Animals. ca. 5000 - 4000 Century BCE. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 2 3/4" x 7 5/8" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Jerusalem. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #59.1 Chalcolithic Bowl with Horned Animals. Chalcolithic (transition from stone to metal) painted wares developed on the Iranian plateau and in the western mountains. Like much of the pottery from Iran in the Chalcolithic Period (ca. 5500-4000...
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 : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298289 (stock #3113)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$585.00
Roman Glass Broach with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 1 1/2”. 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 vess...
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 : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1182705 (stock #1866)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Rare Chinese Bronze Oil Lamp and hinged cover from the Han Dynasty 206 BCE-220 CE. In the form of a rounded rectangular container with small loop handles for hanging. Painted and decorated in colored pigments with hunting scenes, diamond and scrolling patterns. Paint possibly added later. In very good condition. 2 1/2 inches tall, 4 1/4 inches wide. Ex: Christie's London, South Kensington.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1126385 (stock #1750)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,200.00
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Altar Table from the Shanxi Province China, ca. 1821 - 1850. Handcarved with intricate woodwork and peony motic. Table is 32" high x 57 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide. Some wear due to age and use but in very good condition. Ex: T.K. Asian Antiques, New York, NY. Construction of traditional wooden Chinese furniture is based primarily of solid wood pieces connected solely using woodworking joints, and rarely using glue or metallic nails. The reason was that nails and glues used did...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1196166 (stock #1990)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Intact Roman Amber Glass vessel with flared lip, long neck and ribbed cylindrical body on custom stand. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century. 4 3/4" high and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199433 (stock #2023)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Chimu Blackware Erotic Vessel in form of male holding exaggerated phallus with two hands. Peru, circa 800 - 1200 C.E. Bulbous body with hunched back, pierced ears and expressive facial features. Some chipping to rim due to age and wear, but in excellent condition. 5 3/4". Ex: Arte Primitivo, New York. 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. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184504 (stock #1907)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche IV Pottery Portrait Vessel of God Ai Apaec as an owl, Peru, circa 400-500 CE. Ai Apaec is known as the Decapitator God. Buff and brown pigment, incised fangs protruding from mouth, animalistic (hare) figures for ears, large round eyes, few minor chips to paint. In excellent condition. 10 1/2" high. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York. Originally the supreme sky deity of the Moche people, Ai Apaec was ousted from his position by Inti, the Incan God of the Sun and his people absorbed into the Incan E...
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 : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1391520 (stock #3297)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Extemely Large Roman (North African) Oil Lamp with Griffin Motif, ca. 4th Century CE. 2" x 3 1/2" x 5", and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Avia. Mold made with ring base and flat elongated knob handle. Collection number on reverse. This is an extremely lovely and large lamp. The griffin was a favorite decorative motif in the ancient Middle Eastern and Mediterranean lands. Probably originating in the Levant in the 2nd millennium BCE, the griffin had spread throughout weste...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1208510 (stock #2072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Small Apulian Pottery Kantharos, circa 4th Century BCE. Wide mouth and high twin stap handles. Decorated with black bands and four foliate motifs on shoulder. Sits on flared black foot. 4 1/2" high. Professional restoration to rim and handles but in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first settled by Illyric peoples, the best-known of whom were the Messapii. Mycenaean Greeks then colonized the area. In the 8t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Guan Yin is the goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1189027 (stock #1940)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Yuan Dynasty, China (1279 - 1368 CE) green glazed pottery jar in globular form with tadpole in metamorphosis of a frog encircling apex. Geometric diamond pattern around base of jar. 9" high, Found in Philippines. Intact and in excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Contemporary item #1255700 (stock #3062)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Dreaming of Jerusalem, by Jonathan Kis-Lev. 2013, oil on canvas. Unframed 25 1/2" x 36". 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 scholarship to study visual ar...
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 : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1191307 (stock #1961)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,600.00
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300960 (stock #3139)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Persian Glazed Ceramic Bowl on Custom Stand. Nishapur, 10th Century CE. Repaired from original pieces with some overpaint. Bowl is 3 ¾” high x 6 3/8” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia. A distinct Muslim style in pottery was not firmly established until the 9th century in Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Syria and Persi...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Contemporary item #1087058 (stock #1696)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, Childhood Memories, 2009, Oil on canvas. 47 1/4" 39". 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 scholarship to study visual arts at Pearson Col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1388497 (stock #3251)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Syro-Hittite Pottery Head of a Lion, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Expressive face with curly mane. In excellent condition, 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2". The states that are called Neo-Hittite or, more recently, Syro-Hittite were Luwian-, Aramaic- and Phoenician-speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in around 1180 BC and lasted until roughly 700 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1136922 (stock #1762)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Set of Eight Luristan Bronze Zoomorphic Bells, Ancient Iran, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Various shapes and sizes of bronze cage bells with birds, rams and other animals. Four on individual custom lucite stands while four miniature bells on one custom lucite stand. All in excellent condition. Ex: Teddy Kollek collection. First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. 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 ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Contemporary item #1118058 (stock #1743)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
From the Christie's NY auction of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, a Jay Strongwater Swarovski Crystal Enameled Metal Picture Frame, Contemporary marked Jay Strongwater. 12" H x 10 1/2" W. Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her actin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1350603 (stock #3171)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first Mayor a a unified Jerusalem. Monumental Syro Hittite Terracotta Bowl with Two Raised Rams in relief, ca. 2000 BCE. Found in Northern Israel. 11 1/4" high x 11 1/2" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Jerusalem. Geometric patterns incised around circumference of bowl. Hatching pattern on splayed foot. Palm frond between two rams. Scored pattern around lip of bowl. In very good condition. Foot repaired from original piece, and small repair to right s...
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...