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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1392426 (stock #3311)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Head of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes, pricked ears, long whiskers. In excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 1" x 1 1/4", on custom stand 3 1/4" high. 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, an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153670 (stock #1817)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Chaco Puerco Pottery Three Lobe Pitcher, Arizona Territory, ca. 950 - 1050 CE. Found at Clint's Well Arizona (Coconino County) in 1987. Painted with scrolling design of black on red while skeleton adorns handle. 6 1/2" high x 4" diameter. In excellent condition with slight wear to rim. Ex: Robert Andrews collection, Alburquerque, NM. The Anasazi people were farmers who not only built homesteads and small villages across the Four Corners region, but also built a great cultural capital in Chaco ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1053986 (stock #1677)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Sinu Pottery Effigy Vessel, Colombia 500 - 1000 CE. Globular form with motif of four women with bare breasts and registers of glyph like scrawls. Flared lip and footed base. Intact and in excellent condition. 10 1/2" high x 11" diameter. Ex: Milford Nemer collection, MI. According to the book Across the Pacific: From Ancient Asia to Precolombian America, By Christian Lemoy, ceramic and gold working relationships probably existed between the Sinu cultural and those of Panama and Costa Rica. The c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1411865 (stock #3338)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Iron Age II Terracotta Incense Burner, with splayed foot and brown pigment. 1000 - 800 BCE, Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. 6" x 4 1/2" diameter. Some professional repair to foot, otherwise in excellent condition. A censer, incense burner, perfume burner or pastille burner, is a vessel made for burning incense or perfume in some solid form. These vessels vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction, and have been in use since ancient times in many cultures, in both secular and rel...
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 : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389433 (stock #3267)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Miniature Roman Bronze Reclining Lion with black patina, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. Lion has pleasing smile and curly mane. Loss of one loop as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 2" x 1/2", on stand height is 2 7/8" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Contemporary item #1374432 (stock #3227)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
Italian Bronze Commemorative Coin, Five Centuries of the Birth of Raphael, Renaissance Italian painter. In custom case and minted in 1983. Obverse: image of Raphael, signed B. Elliker, Reverse: Reproduction with some variation of the Madonna with the Goldfinch, signed. R. Ciabani. Coin is 60 mm or 2 3/8" diameter. Information found in LaMoneta.it, (Numismatica Italiana cod - W-WM72S / 5-1.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1152958 (stock #1789)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Bronze Zebu Bull on Footed Base, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Small votive statuette in the Classical style. Pointed horns. Strong humped back and standing on all fours. Pleasing smile and lightly incised eyes. 2 1/8" in height and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high. Guan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin) is the Chinese name of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy. His full name is Guanshiyin which means "Observing the sounds (or cries) of the world." He represents mercy and compassion and is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1196324 (stock #1993)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: 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 Japane...
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1351220 (stock #3189)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Seated Figure, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Syrian figure with long cylindrical mouth. A vessel in its hands. 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2". Professional repair front leg, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. “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, ha...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Contemporary item #1399753 (stock #3336)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$75.00
Sotheby's Hong Kong Lost Treasures Catalog Box Set 2007. Used but in very good condition. Special auction concerning famous objects and remains forbidden city. Title: Lost Treasures: Yuanmingyuan the Garden of Absolute Clarity Imperial Peking the Last Days 2 Volume set in slipcase by Sotheby's. Hardcover. 2 volumes in Slipcase. In very good condition. little wear and tear on the slipcase, else Very Good. Dimensions slipcase; 11 1/4" 8 3/4" x 1 3/4". An important collector's item.Two special Impe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1225513 (stock #3023)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$475.00
Pair of Monumental Thai Gilt Red Lacquered Wood Panels, Bangkok Period, ca. 1875 CE. Each carved with delicate deities, flowers, foliage and with glass inlay. Repair to top floral finial on right panel, see images. 39" high x 12" wide x 2" deep and in excellent condition. The New Work Encyclopedia states Thai “Rattanakosin art” (or “Bangkok” style) refers to the style of art of the time of the Chakri Dynasty, founded in Bangkok after the collapse of Ayutthaya in 1767. This period is char...
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 : 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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1051182 (stock #1674)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
A Cypriot Pottery Zoomorphic Avian Bichrome Juglet, Late Iron Ave, Cypro-Acrhaic 8th Century BCE. In form of duck or bird with line painting across side and back. On tripod legs with head as spout of juglet. 5 1/4" H x 6 1/4" L x 3 3/4" w. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv - Jaffe. According to the Semitic Museum of Harvard University, Iron Age Cypriot pottery was...colorful and often elaborately painted with geometric or figural motifs. Intricate "Free-f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002488 (stock #1648)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Vicus Pottery Bird Stirrup Vessel, Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 200 CE. Curved beak and small round eyes. Rear spout and bridge handle in form of seated bird. Red brown ground with traces of cream. 8 1/4" high. Beak, spout rim and one toe professionally repaired, otherwise intact and in very good condition. The predominant Vicus vessel forms are bottles, including double-chambered whistling bottles. Whistles and whistling bottles were made as early as 1000 BC in Peru, and have continued to be produced th...