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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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1391584 (stock #3301)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Iron Age II splendid Iranian Bronze Figure with horns, 8th Century 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" x 1 1/2" x 1", on stand 5" high. In excellent condition. IRON AGE. In Iran the term Iron Age is employed to identify a cultural change that occurred centuries earlier than the time accorded its use elsewhere in the Near East, and not to acknowledge the introduction of a ne...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1334136 (stock #3154)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
19th Century Ottoman Empire Silver Alloy Belt Buckle with Double Headed Eagle motif. Romania, ca. 1875. In excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide. According to sircasaray.org, such old belt buckles may be seen especially in the paintings of a Dutch painter, Von-Mour, He painted those in Istanbul and collected them in a book titled "The Album of Ottoman Clothes" in which the belt buckles were striking. The main characteristic of the Turkish belt buckle is its style. Additionally, the dif...
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1200327 (stock #2032)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Framed Chimu Textile Panel with nine figures, Peru, ca. 800 - 1200. Textile Panel is 18" high x 11 1/2" wide. Frame size is 23" high x 16 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Estate of Miss Kate Kemper, London. Tightly woven, multi-color, rectangular panel having three horizontal rows, each containing three warriors wearing elaborate headdress. Some fraying, repairs and small losses due to age, but in very good condition. Ex: Miss Kate Kemper collection, London. Mesoamerican and Andean cultures both buried ...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1209360 (stock #2074)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$75.00
Chinese Children's Silk Slippers, Shoes, ca. 1940. With Tiger faces on each shoe and floral embroidery on the side. 4' long x 2" wide. Acquired in Hong Kong in 1990s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1290908 (stock #3093)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century English Carved Crystal Lion on Glass Base, Paperweight, ca. 1900. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, closed mouth, and furrowed brow. Sitting atop glass base with beveled edges and rosette medallion. 4" X 3 3/4" X 2 1/2" and in excellent condition. Crystal lion appears was once glued to glass base but is now separate. Ex: Christie's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1394409 (stock #3329)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
Ming Dynasty Bronze Figure of a Recumbent Mythical Lion, 16th / Early 17th Century. Reclining figure with long fangs but pleasing face. 2 3/4" x 4" x 3". In excellent condition. Ex: Knapton Rasti, London. According to P.L. Combs, during the Ming Dynasty a real revival began in the making of Chinese bronzes, often referred to as The Second Bronze Age. During this period bronzes were simplified with more attention being paid to perfection of shape and elegance. The skills with which they were ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1198537 (stock #2009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Monumental Early Qing dynasty Cizhou Stoneware Ovid Storage Jar (circa 1750 C.E.) Characterized by dark brown pigment on coarse buff body covered by glaze. Decorations painted throughout glaze. 23"high x 16 1/2" diameter and in good condition. The term 'Cizhou ware' refers to a type of sturdy stoneware produced at many kilns throughout the northern Chinese provinces of Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi. These wares were produced during the Northern Song (960-1127), Jin (1127-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) dy...
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394394 (stock #3326)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" diameter. Professional repair to foot. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Jerusalem. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391457 (stock #3290)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and curly mane. In excellent condition, 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/8", on stand height is 3 3/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength. They once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1182704 (stock #1865)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Chinese Neolithic Lug handled jar with design on outside rim and shoulders. Remains of intricate black and brown design on inside rim and body of piece. Circa 3500-1500 BCE. Intact with wear due to age and use, in very good condition. 5 inches high and 6 1/2 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183413 (stock #1874)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,600.00
Sold Separately for $1,800 Two Aztec Pottery Ceremonial Cercers with Portrait Head & Rattle, Mexico, ca. 550 - 950 CE. Painted black & red with unglazed areas, applied stylized human head with clearly defined features on base. Open geometric pattern, Both are repaired from original pieces with restoration over the break lines. 5 1/4" high x 8 5/8 long x 4 3/4" wide. Incense burners (or censers) are a regular part of household artifact inventories at Aztec-period sites in central Mexico. People m...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Contemporary item #1087068 (stock #1703)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, A View of Herzl Street, Naharia, 2010 Oil on paper. 9" x 13". 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 Pea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1192343 (stock #1974)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Cast bronze garment fasteners, a popular decorative element for Roman togas, each with a spring-loaded pin. In good condition. Ca. 2nd Century C.E. Various sizes up to 1 1/2". Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. In turn, fibulae were replaced as clothing fasteners b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394341 (stock #3319)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Byzantine Terracotta Juglet, Figure of a Bull / Zoomorphic. ca. 500 - 800 CE. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/4". Rare, and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and c...
All Items : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1399285 (stock #3335)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$50.00
Mike Leaf, Lithograph, The Rabbi, ed 3/100, ca. 1970. Lithograph 8" x 3 1/4", Frame 16 1/4" x 8 1/2". Mike Leaf was born in London, England in 1934. He spent his youth wandering through North and Central Africa. He arrived in Israel in 1954. A member of Kibbutz Amiad, he parachuted into Sinai in 1956 and was severely wounded. Like many untutored artists and writers, he held a vast range of unconventional jobs until finally settling down to full time painting in 1968. Since then he has participat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1388373 (stock #3239)
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. 9" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9 1/2". 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 mostl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351116 (stock #3183)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Some restoration as seen in images, encrustation due to age and some chips due to use. 5 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. According to Susan Ackerman of the Jewish Women’s Archives, Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fe...
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 : 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 : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1225513 (stock #3023)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1350738 (stock #3175)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer with four stylized bulls, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a tall domed chariot. Incised decoration on chariot. 4" x 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Professional repair with some restoration. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Oronte...
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 : 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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1388950 (stock #3260)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Byzantine Bronze Head of a Griffin, ca. 5th - 6th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. In excellent condition. 1 3/4" x 1/2" x 1/2", on custom lucite stand height is 4 1/2". Theodor "Teddy" Kollek was an Israeli politician who served as the mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993, and founder of the Jerusalem Foundation. Kollek was re-elected five times, in 1969, 1973, 1978, 1983 and 1989.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198407 (stock #2006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Roman Bronze Eagle Head on custom stand, probably from a small knife. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. 1" high without stand. Small loss between eyes but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's, London. The eagle was extremely important to the Roman military, beyond merely being a symbol of a legion. A lost standard was considered an extremely grave occurrence, and the Roman military often went to great lengths to both protect a standard and to recover it if lost; for example, see the afterma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184312 (stock #1905)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Superb example of Moche I Pottery Stirrup vessel, tan, cream, and ochre glaze depicting an Owl on front and back. Zoomorphic creatures painted in ochre pigment on both sides. In excellent condition with minor mineral deposits and intact. Circa 200 - 500 C.E., 8 1/4" high. Ex. Estate of Alex Grodon, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1391465 (stock #3294)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Stylized Head of a Lion, Medieval, or Middle Ages, 1100 - 1200 CE. 1" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. 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 large part in the decorative ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353845 (stock #3203)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$22,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" x 3 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. A group of similar horses was exhibited in 1975 at the Victoria and Alber...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390282 (stock #3280)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Persian Stone Standing Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 4" x 1 3/4" x 1/2". On stand 4 3/4" high. Pricked ears, bared fangs, standing on all fours with long tail. Possibly an attachment. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Grea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1205395 (stock #2055)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,500.00
Monumental Eastern Roman Empire Mottled Gray Marble Funerary Statue of Cybele, goddess of Nature & Fertility flanked by set of lions. Two line Greek inscription on front base. circa 3rd Century CE. Under the emperor Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE,) Cybele enjoyed great prominence thanks to her inclusion in Augustan ideology. Augustus restored Cybele's temple, which was located next to his own palace on the Palatine Hill. 21" high on custom stand. In excellent condition and very heavy marble! Ex: Bonha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184716 (stock #1916)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Nazca Polychrome Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Feline God, Peru, ca. 200 - 700 CE. Double bridged spout with sweeping feline demon god with two fanged serpents emerging from his cape. Hands hold trophy-heads. Painted in various hues of brown and cream. Small chip on one spout, in overall excellent condition. 7 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FL. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are nearly always depicted in a frontal, full-face...