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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1196371 (stock #1997)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Found in Syria, Roman stylized head of Griffin with deep eye sockets. With bulging eyes, hooked beak, and spiky mane. Folds on neck and above eyes. Basalt is the most common type of solidified lava; a dense dark gray fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene. Circa 2nd Century C.E. Head is 6 1/2: high attached on custom stand. Ex: Christie's New York
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1199423 (stock #2020)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Victorian Cast Iron Articulated Lion Head from England, Circa 1850 C.E. with remains of pigment and wonderful patina. Curly mane and long fangs. Hinged at the jars for articulation and on custom stand. Mask is 13" high. In excellent condition.Ex: Windsor Antiques, New York. According to Maya Muratov of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, articulation can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. Among the numerous types of Greek terracotta figurines, one group stands out. These are figurines with jointe...
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 : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1206297 (stock #2056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Ancient Persian Sgraffiato Bowl from Medieval Nishapur Iran (9th - 10th Century CE) the richest oasis and chief city of the eastern province of Khorasan, situated along the Silk Road. In colors of green, brown and cream with geometric and floral patterns. Professionally repaired from original pieces this magnificent bowl now in excellent condition. 12 1/4" diameter. Ex: Hadji Baba, London. Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Islamic World, 1987, fig. 12 p. 24.ISBN 0-87099-461-1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199557 (stock #2028)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1199255 (stock #2015)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1189034 (stock #1942)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Brilliant Proto Nazca blue and red burial textile panels framed in one shadow box (detail shown.) Southern Coast of Peru (ca. 400 BCE - 01 CE) Frame is 34 1/2" high x 41 1/2" wide. In excellent condition. The Nazca culture (also Nasca) was the archaeological culture that flourished from 400 BCE to 800 CE beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley (Silverman and Proulx, 2002). Having been heavily influenced by the preceding Pa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1149718 (stock #1766)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
SOLD AS SET ONLY: Six Egyptian Coptic Textile Fragments, ca. 4th Century CE. All in excellent condition with varying measurements as seen in photos. Various sizes and conditions as seen in images. All i very good condition. 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. Thi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1174685 (stock #1829)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,600.00
18 th / 19th Century Qing Dynasty Porcelain Vase, China, ca. 1790 - 1820. Green in color with wide mouth, tapering neck, and conical base. Chenghua four character mark in style of Ming Dynasty Period (1465 - 87.) 9" high with professional repair to neck, but otherwise in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1388494 (stock #3249)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Ptolemaic Faience Amulet of a Recumbent Lion, ca. 664 - 30 BCE. On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". Amulet is 1" x 1 1/2" x 1/2". Some loss as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. In 305 BC, Ptolemy took the title of King. As Ptolemy I Soter ("Saviour"), he founded the Ptolemaic dynasty that was to rule Egypt for nearly 300 years. All the male rulers of the dynasty took the name Ptolemy, while princesses and queens preferred the names Cleopatra, Arsinoë and Berenice.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183663 (stock #1890)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Magnificent Maya Blackware Vessel, cylindrical form, incised to depict three panels with stylized animals on vertical bands, traces of red pigment, intact and in excellent condition, Late Classic, circa 550 - 950 C.E., 8" high x 3 3/4" diameter. Ex: Property of a European Private collection. Acquired in El Salvador. According to an article by David Hoffmann, a host & travel producer, The Ancient Maya Civilization has to be one of the most fascinating societies of Central America. They thrived fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1354145 (stock #3209)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Monumental 18th Century St Clement's Faience Lion, France, dated 1764 (see image) 26" x 19" x 10 1/2" Majestic Lion holding Burgonet Helmet, Coat of Arms lies on ground at his feet. Some crazing due to age and wear, stabilized crack on base (see image) Otherwise in excellent condition for 18th Century Faience. La Faïencerie de Lunéville - Saint-Clément is the heir of the prestigious earthenware of Lorraine since the 18th century: the Lunéville and the Saint-Clément . The manufacture of Lun...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1195846 (stock #1983)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Miniature Ivory okimono of Fukurokuju, Japanese god of happiness, wealth, and longevity from the Edo Period, circa 1860s. Pleasing facial features, elongated forehead, long whiskers, and shortened legs. 1 3/4" high. Fukurokuju is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology. It has been theorized that he is a Japanese assimilation of the Chinese Three Star Gods (Fulushou) embodied in one deity. Most related in appearance to the Chinese star god Shou, he is the God of wisdom and longevity. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1371567 (stock #3226)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Jama Coaque Terracotta Seated Figure with elaborate Headdress, Ecuador, ca. 500 BCE - 500 CE. 6 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". Ex: Sotheby's New York. Some professional repair as seen in images. Otherwise in very good condition. Jama-Coaque community existed between 500 BCE - 500 CE and inhabited the areas between the Cape of San Francisco in Esmeraldas to the north of Manabi. It was developed in an area of wooded hills and wide beaches that facilitated their resource gathering members of both the for...
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 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 : Pre 1800 item #1001749 (stock #1644)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389775 (stock #3278)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Recumbent Lion, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 2" x 5/8", on custom stand 2 1/2" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD, Jerusalem. Lions have been widely used in sculpture to provide a sense of majesty and awe, especially on public buildings. Lions were bold creatures and many ancient cities would have an abundance of lion sculptures to show strength in numbers as well. This usage dates back to the origin of civilization. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199094 (stock #2013)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Hellenistic pottery oil lamp of the Head of Silenus, or Silenos, circa 1st Century BCE to 1st Century CE, found in the Holy Land. Silenus with wide smile and curly beard. Loop handle missing but in very good condition. 3 1/2 in length. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jarra. SEILENOS (or Silenus) was the old rustic god of the dance of the wine-press, his name being derived from the words seiô, "to move to and fro," and lênos, "the wine-trough." He was also the god of drunkenness who rode in the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1392417 (stock #3310)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Stone Body of a Lion, ca. 12th - 13th Century, 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3", on custom stand 3 1/2" high. Loss to legs and tail as seen in images. Pleasing, intricately carved face with whiskers. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a larg...
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 : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1272021 (stock #3072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Cambodian Wooden Cow Clapper, Cowbell, ca. early 20th Century. Polychrome wood 5 1/2" H x 9 1/2 L x 3 1/2 D. It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly the use of cow bells began, but the earliest examples of truly recognizable cow bells date back to the Iron Age. A cowbell is a bell worn by freely roaming livestock, making animals easier to locate should they wander off. Although they are typically referred to as "cow bells", due to their extensive use with cattle, the bells are used on a wide va...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1285314 (stock #3088)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Late 18th / Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Blanc de Chine Porcelain Guan Yin riding a Dragon, village of Dehua, Fujian Province China, ca. 1775 - 1825. With closed eyes and delicate curved fingers holding a ruyi (septre.) Wearing a beaded dress with right foot propped on knee. Dragon has pleasing, smilng face, beaded brows, and furry mane and tail. Intact and in excellent condition. 9" high x 6" wide x 4" deep. Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of M...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Miniature Romano - British bronze figure of a bound Captive, ca 1st Century CE. Bearded figure with long hair seated and leaning forward. A rope tied around his neck, hands continuing down to his feet which are also bound. Pierced below and through the side for attachment. Cf. no. 105 in Merhav, et. al., A glimpse into the Past, The Joseph Ternbach collection. In excellent condition, 2nd Century CE. 1 3/4" high. Ex: Christie's New York. The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298315 (stock #3121)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$345.00
Roman Glass Necklace with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 5/8" x 5/8” & chain is 18 1/2" long. 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 in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152957 (stock #1788)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Zoomorphic Iron Age III Terracotta Juglet, ca. 800-586 BCE. Zoomorphic vessel. The round eyes of this vessel and the two projections on the head probably represent horns, and therefore classify this animal as a bull. These bull shaped pottery figurines were common in Canaan in the 2nd millennium BCE. The potter did not attempt a realistic depiction of the animal, but rather a schematic one. 3 1/2" in height. Repaired but a wonderful representation of this type of vessel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1223921 (stock #3019)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
A fine Roman Green Glass Globular Vessel, ca. 1st - 4th Century CE. with dual green handles and wide mouth. 4 1/2" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. 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 Syrians, the technique of blowing glass ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1182719 (stock #1868)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Exceptional 14th Century Majapahit, Javanese volcanic stone head of Hindu God Brahma, the Creator, with four heads facing in the four Cardinal directions, hair rising to a tall domed adorned topknot. Compare with the complete figure of Brahma at the Norton Simon Museum, P.1998.1, and at Christie's NY Indian and Southeast Asian Art 31 Mar, 2005 lot 106, 14th Century C.E., on rotating custom stand. In excellent condition, h. 13" The Majapahit Empire, Karaton Majapahit, Indonesian was a vast thalas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1165805 (stock #1827)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Rare 16th Century Ayacucho Pottery Llama and Twins, Peru South Central Andes, ca. 1570. Twin births are extremely rare in llamas. Anecdotal depiction of parent holding mischievous offspring. Cream floral design over brown background. Rare transitional example of native and early colonial characteristics. 11 1/4" high x 5" wide x 5" deep. Rim is 4" diameter. Repair to rim but otherwise in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209507 (stock #2077)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Iron Age I Terracotta Pyxis, circa 1200 - 926 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Short flared mouth with twin handles. Beautiful earthen encrustation from years of burial, but in excellent condition. 3" high x 4 1/4" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184305 (stock #1904)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$15,000.00
From the Time of Moses: a Rare Anthropoid Terracotta Sarcophagus Lid with almond shaped eyes, defined facial features with arms crossing chest. On custom stand. Excellent condition, 18" x 11" x 5 1/2", New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, ca 14th - 13th Century B.C.E. In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel.
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 : Pre 1492 item #1183459 (stock #1877)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Inca Pottery Bridge Vessel, Andean Mountain Range, 1470 - 1540. Orange-brown double-globular vessel, seated groomers attending a llama, black and white spider web decoration on lobes, professional repair to llama & groomers from original pieces, in excellent condition. 8.5" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388374 (stock #3240)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age II Israelite Pottery Wine Amphora, ca. 800 BCE. Found in a Hebron Cave. With reddish brown and black pigment. Some repair to mouth with wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9 1/4". 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...