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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1390956 (stock #3285)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Roman Bronze Mask, Head of a Lion, Door Knocker, with Ring in mouth, ca. 2nd Century CE. Curly mane with almond eyes. Whiskers protrude from nose. 4 1/4" diameter. On custom stand 8 1/4" high. Fissure as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Lion mask is a motif used from antiquity as an emblem of strength, courage, and majesty. The lion mask derives from furniture from ancient Rome and it continues to be popular. Both Venetian and Façon de Venise...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298175 (stock #3107)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$360.00
Egyptian Glass Pendant with 18K Gold Contemporary Setting, Egyptian Glass ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 3/4" x 3/4". In Egypt, the first glass we know of, as a component of faience ware, dates from as far back as the Neolithic Badarian culture at the turn of the 5th and 4th millennia BC. Glass is produced from a mixture of silica-sand, lime and soda, colored with the copper ore malachite and fused at a high temperature. In the oldest Egypti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1388902 (stock #3256)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with lion head protome, a blad emerging from its open jaws. Lion's man terminating in three coils on shaft's side. 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/2". On custom stand height is 7". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Christie's South Kensington, Apr. 12, 2000, Lot 248. At least since the late Neolithic, elaborate axes (battle-axes, T-axes, etc.) had a religious significance and probably indicated the exalted status of their o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1351288 (stock #3194)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Exquisite Canaanite Terracotta Idol of a Sacrificial Ram, ca. 1400 BCE. 3" x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2". Intact and in excellent condition. Very old collection label with "Caaninite" misspelled. Ex: Christie's New York. Probable used for a Cultic ritual ceremony involving the sacrifice of a ram. Artifact is contemporaneous with sacrifice of a ram by Abraham in lieu of his son Isaac (Genesis 22) No single geographical definition for the land of Canaan exists in the Bible (Num. 34:2–12; Ezek. 47:13–20; 4...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1196324 (stock #1993)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Three Japanese Ivory Netsuke heads from the Noh Theater, Japan, ca. 1920. Each incised with various characters of the theater and signed on reverse by artist. All in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Size of each is approximately 1 3/4" high. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japanese men strung the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1051551 (stock #1675)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Luristan Bronze Cosmetic Bottle and Applicator, ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Found in Israel. Motif of Serpant on bottle with a ram or goat figure on top of applicator. Nice brown patina due to age. 7 1/2" from base to tip of applicator. Vessel is 4 1/2" high x 1 1/2" wide x 1" deep. Applicator stick is 5 3/4" long. In excellent condition. According to the Iraniciaonline.org, BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C...
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 : Pre 1900 item #1290905 (stock #3092)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
19th Century English Carved Stone Lion on Marble Base, Paperweight, ca. 1850. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, open mouth, and furrowed brow. Note two forepaws reattached and chip on tail as seen in images, but otherwise in good condition. 3" x 5 1/4" x 3". Ex: Christie's New York.
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 : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,700.00
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 #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 : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388496 (stock #3250)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Early Bronze Age Figure of a Lion, ca. 3150 - 2250 BCE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition. On Custom stand 2 1/4" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. Bronze figure is 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Bumpy bronze with hole in right front paw to fit custom stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1389443 (stock #3269)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Near Eastern Islamic, Seljuk, Bronze Figure of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes and curly mane. Standing with feet on base. In excellent condition. 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks. The Seljuk Empire controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to western Anatolia and the Levant, and from ...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187211 (stock #1934)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Mameluke Stucco Fragment Head of a Lion, 13th Century. 2 1/4" high. Some pigment remains around mouth. Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. The Mameluke Period (1250-1517 CE) In 1260 the Mameluke rulers of Egypt conquered Palestine and became the new masters of Jerusalem. While Mameluke Jerusalem bore prime religious importance, politically it was insignificant. The Mamelukes were soldiers who had been brought to Egypt as property of the ruler from the Central Asian steppes. Since they had been brought i...
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 #1187191 (stock #1931)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
T.L test included for artifact. Tang dynasty Pottery Polo Player and rider in flowing robe bent at the waist to one side and head lowered while seated astride a horse depicted in full gallop. Traces of red, black, and cream pigments. Intact with some encrustation but in excellent condition. Circa 618 - 907 C.E., Artifact is 10 3/4" high and 11 1/2" front hoof to back hoof, and a total of 13" high on stand. According to Ollis & Oostermeijer in the Netherlands, it is generally regarded that the sp...