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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1199269 (stock #2016)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Hellenistic Terracotta Brazier fragment of a Head of a Bearded Man found in the Holy Land. Protruding beard and short hair, heavy lidded eyes under arching brows with missing nose. Fragment in good condition. Circa 4th - 2nd B.C.E. 3 3/4" high. On Custom lucite stand. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. A brazier is a container for fire, generally taking the form of an upright standing or hanging metal bowl or box. Used for burning solid fuel, braziers principally provide heat and light, but ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1200484 (stock #2034)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
SOLD AS A SET: 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 letters dating...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre 1800 item #1203172 (stock #2051)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Previously owned and autographed in English and Hebrew by Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Two maps of Ancient Jerusalem. One 18th Century Copper Engraving "Siege de Jerusalem Par Nabuchodonosor" $1,500, 22" x 26", and One 19th Century black and white Lithograph "Vue Generale de Jerusalem", $1,500, 25 1/2" x 32", All dimensions reflect frame and in excellent condition.
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 : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1203186 (stock #2053)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Green Ribbed Glass Cosmetic Container #RGC02, Found in Bethlehem. ca 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Approximately 3" high with beautiful earthen encrustation and patina. In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. According to the Torah (Old Testament), Rachel, the favorite wife of Jacob, was buried in Bethlehem. King David was born and raised there. According to the New Testament, Jesus was also born there and Christian tradition linked locations around the city to Jesus as early ...
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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186898 (stock #1927)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Maya, Jaine Island, Mold-made standing warrior wearing avian attire. Face emerging from owl's head headdress. Traces of orange, red & white pigment. Ring loop on back for flight-like suspension, Mexico, circa 550 - 950 C.E. 6 3/4" high. Jaina Island is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche. A small limestone island on the Yucatán Peninsula's Gulf coast with only a tidal inlet separating it from the mainland, Jaina served as an elite Maya burial si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152821 (stock #1778)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Hellenistic Terracotta Oil Lamp of a Putto, ca. 300-200 BCE. 4 1/2" in length. Unusually shaped double spouted oil lamp with recumbent cupid. Holding a wreath in one hand. Curled hair. Clearly defined eyes and nose. Not your common oil lamp.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178458 (stock #1835)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Large painted Pottery Model of a Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) 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. In excellent condition.
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1182701 (stock #1864)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Splendid Mixtec pottery rattle, incensario, censer, Mexico ca. 1200 - 1400. Rounded bowl supported on rounded tripod legs, one in the form of an elderly man, the head with pierced eyes jutting forward, wearing a loin cloth, and ear ornaments. Painted in reddish brown and orange with traces of blue and white pigment. A few fissures as seen in photos, otherwise in very good condition. Mexico, 1200-1400 CE. 7 inches high, diameter of bowl 6 1/2". Ex: Sotheby's New York. In pre-Columbian times, the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388953 (stock #3263)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Miniature Roman Bronze Reclining Lion, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. With two loops, lion has pleasing smile and curly mane. In excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 2" x 1/2", on stand height is 1 3/4" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153670 (stock #1817)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
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 : 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 #1389354 (stock #3265)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Canaanite Bronze Figure of a Warrior God, ca Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Solid cast figure holding a club in right hand. Standing with feet together. In excellent condition. 4" x 1" x 1", on custom stand height is 5". Cf. Christie's NY 12/18/1996, lot 39. The land of Canaan, which comprises the modern regions of Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. At the time when Canaanite religion was practiced, Canaan was divided into various city-states. Canaanite religion refers to the group of an...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1980 item #1398533 (stock #3331)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5.00
CATALOGS SOLD INDIVIDUALLY for $5.00 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 excellent...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1207352 (stock #2066)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Chancay Textile with Avian Motif of interlocking birds, Peru circa 1300 CE. In excellent condition. Finely woven and terrific example of Peruvian handiwork. In excellent condition. 13 1/4" H X 18" W. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls. Among others, shades of yellow and brown, scarlet, white, lavender-blue and olive green were the colors used. Birds and a deity wearing a cresc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152194 (stock #1772)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Iron Age II Fenestrated Pottery Chalice, ca. 8th Century BCE. Time of Omri, father of King Ahab who was husband to Jezebel. Found in the Holy Land. Chalice stands on wide elaborate foot with long slender neck. Wide mouth of drinking vessel surrounded by perforated holes, believed to be from a later date. 5 1/2" high x 4 1/8' diameter and in excellent condition. According to Boston University, Iron II (1000-550) witnessed the rise of the states of Judah and Israel in the tenth-ninth century. Thes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391587 (stock #3302)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a Diety with horns, 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 1/2" x 1" x 1", on stand 4 1/4" high. In excellent condition. For example see Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures, by Ora Negbi, Institute of Technogology, Tel Aviv Universi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1199420 (stock #2019)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Sabaean, South Arabian Alabaster Male Portrait Head with flat, rectangular top and back. Recessed eyes to accept inlays, arching incised brows, long triangular nose and small mouth. Such sculptures are among the most familiar and most highly prized products of the South Arabian fringe, the area which now lies within Yemen. Circa 1st Century C.E. 8" high. Nose repaired but otherwise in excellent condition. (see Sotheby's Antiquities NY, 10 Dec 2008, lot 64, Sold for $10,625 USD)Ex: Windsor Antiqu...
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388488 (stock #3247)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Handle with three Lion's Head. Lion Head in center flanked by foreparts of two lions. Palmette on bottom of handle. In excellent condition. On custom stand handle is 6 1/2". Handle is 4 1/2" x 3" x 2". A hydria is a type of water-carrying vessel in the metalwork and pottery of Ancient Greece. The hydria has three handles. Two horizontal handles on either side of the body of the pot were used for lifting and carrying the pot.
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 : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1353878 (stock #3207)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Radiant Miniature Roman Glass Pilgrim Flask, ca. 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1". Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. This ampulla is shaped like a flattened gourd with small handle on side and radiant small spout. Pilgrim flasks, or ampullae, are small metal, glass, or terra vials such as this one, used by pilgrims in Antiquity and in the early Middle Ages, to carry home water or oil from the lamps burning in the sanctuaries vis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186900 (stock #1928)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Veracruz Pottery Zoomorphic Priest Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a fat priest with an erection wearing a frog mask. 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"...
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 : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152969 (stock #1793)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Roman Pottery Oil Lamp with Figure for Handle, ca. 4th Century CE. Handle highly sculpted with human head. Sculpture of head continues on back of handle. A trellis of vines surrounding the fill hole. Nozzle slightly blackened from soot. This highly unusual oil lamp is in excellent condition. 4 1/2" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298291 (stock #3114)
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 2 1/4”. 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 : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1179683 (stock #1843)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
This 15th Century Thai Bronze Buddha, Chiang Rung Province, is seated in sattvasana, his right hand in bhumisparsa mudra (hand gesture), the left in the dhyana mudra and wearing a monastic robe which leaves his shoulder bare. His face has a serene expression, with elongated earlobes. Traces of gilt,some age wear and small repair to base, otherwise excellent condition. 13" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1178287 (stock #1832)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$17,500.00
Exquisite Khmer Stone Torso of goddess Uma, carved gray stone with fitted traditional sampot cloth, incised floral pattern on drapery. Head and limbs lost in antiquity. Torso repaired from original pieces and right arm reattached, light surface encrustation, otherwise in wonderful condition. Mounted on black custom base, Cambodia, Bayon Period, circa 13th Century, 19" high, Ex: Al Stendahl collection, Los Angeles. According to The Art Institute of Chicago, Uma is also known as Parvati, the divin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1223373 (stock #3003)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Sold Separately: Three Fine Pendant Coins Greek, Athens, Attica. Late Period, 449 - 404 BCE. Three Fine Silver Tetradrachm of goddess Athena found in the Holy Land. Obverse: crested head of Athena wearing full armor and golden Attic helmet. Reverse: Owl standing right; olive sprig and crescent behind, and initials "ATH". Encased in contemporary 18K gold pendent and in excellent condition. Approximately 1" Diameter. In ancient Greece the transition from didrachms to tetradrachms occurred during c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184326 (stock #1906)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Domed shaped bridged vessel with polychromed Prolific Deity consuming victim. Female head with long tresses extending from shoulder to body of vessel, claw-like hands encircled with a hem of Pretty Ladies, painted in reddish brown, plum, tan, cream and black. Minor mineral deposits and a few chips on base, otherwise intact. 7" high. Circa 400 - 600 C.E., Ex. Estate of Kate Kemper, London, Switzerland. Curiously, depictions of women are absent in Nasca art until Phase 5 when they suddenly become ...
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 : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1182421 (stock #1857)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
A rare Han Bronze Votive Censor in the form of a Turtle (206 B.C.-220 C.E.)with original bowls and spoons. This devotional item is reminiscent of a turtle whereas the body forms the firebox and there is an opening at the rear for fuel. Models of censers were usual components of funerary offerings from western Han onward. For similar example see "Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China" 2001. Some wear due to age but in good condition. 7 1/2" high x 11" long. Ex: Private Lon...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1390731 (stock #3284)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Roman Bronze Mask, Head of a Lion, 1st Century CE. Culry mane, fierce snarl and fangs protruding, piercing eyes. Partial loss as seen in images, but a classical artifact. 3 1/2" diameter, 5 3/4" on custom lucite stand. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. 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 goblets feature decorative prunt...