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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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1186893 (stock #1926)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Attachment of a Siren, wings open as if in mid-flight. Wearing aegis with soft solemn features, her eyes thickly lidded and hair parted and rolled back in braids. Fully laden with overlapping leaf pattern. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E., 6 1/4" high including custom lucite stand. In excellent condition. The Hydria, primarily a pot for fetching water, derives its name from the Greek word for water. Hydriai often appear on painted Greek vases in scenes of women carrying water fro...
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192200 (stock #1970)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Rare Pottery Seven Pronged Menorah (Temple) Oil Lamp from the Talmudic Period, ca. 300 - 400 CE. Found in the Holy Land & encased in custom olive wood and lucite box. Lamp is 4 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. Rabbinic Jewish Period of Talmud Development (70 - 500 CE.) The Talmud (Menahot 28b) states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah therefore has eight main branches, plus the middle ninth lamp set apart as the shamash (servan...
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 : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298179 (stock #3108)
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, 7/8" Diameter. 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 Egyp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223633 (stock #3007)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I miniature Twin Juglet, Canaanite, ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. Stirrup loop and wonderful encrustation due to age, intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 4 1/2" long x 3" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The Early Bronze Age I is marked by rural proto-urban (unwalled) cities. The EB I is continuous with the Chalcolithic, especially in the north. Houses are mostly either: apsidal, with a curve at one end; ellipsoidal, with both ends curving; or, occasionally, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388110 (stock #3237)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Cypriot Pottery Trefoil Oinochoe with geometric shpaes and ancient Sanskrit Swastika symbol meaning "well-being." Additional stylized figure of a bird and a stick figure of a human. ca. 750 - 475 BCE. In excellent condition. 5" x 4" x 4". According to BBC news, In the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, swastika means "well-being". The symbol has been used by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains for millennia and is commonly assumed to be an Indian sign. Early Western travellers to Asia were inspired by...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1184920 (stock #1924)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Roman Bronze of Mood God named Men, of Anatolia. ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Sculptural depictions of the Moon god of Anatolia called "Men" are extremely rare. The god wearing a Phygian cap and clad in layered chiton, standing with weight on right leg and left leg elevated. Head slightly angled downward. Circa 1st Century B.C.E. - 1st Century C.E., Bronze is 5 3/4" high. Loss to limbs but otherwise in excellent condition. Rare find.
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 #1298307 (stock #3118)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$230.00
Roman Glass Broach with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 5/8" 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 : 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...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1195170 (stock #1978)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Costa Rica, finely carved, blue-green jade, figure of seated male dignitary, Middle Polychrome Period, ca. 800 - 1200 C.E. Jade is 3 3/4" high x 1 7/8" wide x 1/4" deep. Height on custom stand is 4 3/4" high. Fully carved on both sides and depicted in profile. Wearing a tightly fitted headdress and ear spools with perforation through back of neck for suspension. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Allan L. Long collection, New York. According to archaeologist Michael J. Snarskis one of the pr...
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 : Pre 1900 item #1102842 (stock #1720)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,950.00
Chinese Wooden, Lacquer Cosmetic Box, China, ca. 1880 - 1900 CE. Square (4 1/2"h x 10 1/4" x 10 1/4" with Dragon motif with red and black lacquer. In excellent condition. Ex: Galerie Arts Et Civilisation, Quimper France.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002412 (stock #1647)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Maya Polychrome Cylinder depicting two Chiefs, ca. 600 - 900 CE, from El Salvador - Honduras border. Two standing chiefs wearing elaborate feathered headdress. Upper glyph band with stylized profile heads. 5" high, intact and in excellent condition.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Watercolor : Contemporary item #1091373 (stock #1708)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Jerusalem Garden, by Eve Menes. 1978, Watercolor on paper, Framed 25 1/2" x 31 1/2". Eve Menes was born in Antwerp, Belgium, and at an early age, after the outbreak of World War II, moved with her family to Brazil and later to the United States. She grew up in New York and received her B.A. in Art and Education at a time of great ferment in the New York art scene. Menes studied Art at Pratt Institute with the Leaders of Neo-Realism, such as Philip Pearlstein, Richard Lindner and Gabriel Laderman...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1203182 (stock #2052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Three Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jars of various sizes, ca 8000 - 2000 BCE, 15" jar $1,800, 13" jar $1,500, 11" jar $1,300 with minor repair to lip. All is excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. According to Princeton University, In China, Neolithic cultures emerged around the eighth millennium B.C., and were primarily characterized by the production of stone tools, pottery, textiles, houses, burials, and jade objects. Such archaeological finds indicate the presence of group settl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1225900 (stock #3025)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Glass Bottle with purple patina, ca. 1st Century CE. With ovid body, tall cylindrical neck and flat rim. Nice patina and in very good condition Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. 3.425" high and in very good condition. 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 Egypt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353848 (stock #3205)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Finely decorated Etruscan Pottery Oinochoe, ca. 7th Century BCE. Ovoid body finely incised with a band of scales. Rays above ring foot. 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Professional repair to lip from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. According to the Oxford University Classical Art Research Centre, the term oinochoe (pl. oinochoai; Greek oinos - wine and cheo - I pour) is appropriate to this shape and illustrations of it in use, and appears to hav...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206460 (stock #2058)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. Pigments of red, blue, brown and cream, and repeating geometric patterns. Some wear and fading due to age and use, but otherwise in good condition for a textile of this period. Attached to silk backing. 22" H x 21" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This ...
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 : Pre 1700 item #1191847 (stock #1964)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,000.00
Monumental Ming Dynasty Pottery Warrior on Horseback, China (1368 - 1644 CE.) Sancai glazed warrior riding horseback, right hand close to chest in motion of drawing his sword. Wearing elaborate layered armor, broad face modeled with fierce gaze. Friendly and whimsical expression of horse with smiling lips, elaborate harness and saddle. Artifact is professionally repaired in several places as shown in images. The artifacts shows beautifully but not in mint condition. 20 "high x 16" wide x 8" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1208503 (stock #2071)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Two Bamiyan Ceramic Bowls, $1,200 EACH, and One Bamiyan Ceramic Saucer $800, (Ancient Afghanistan circa 12th - 13th Century CE.) All approximately 6" diameter, some wear and small chips due to age but in very good condition. Ex: A. Rosen collection, New York. Many statues of Buddha were carved into the sides of cliffs facing Bamyan city. The two most prominent of these statues were standing Buddhas, now known as the Buddhas of Bamyan, measuring 55 and 37 meters high respectively, that were the l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389436 (stock #3268)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Etruscan Bronze Lion Head Protome, ca. 6th Century BCE. The lion head with open jaw and protruding tongue, curly mane, recessed ears. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", on custom stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection. The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, south of the Arno river, western Umbria and northern and central Lazio. As distinguished by its unique ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1184887 (stock #1921)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,600.00
Chimu Zoomorphic Textile Fragment, Peru ca. 1000 - 1250 CE. Chimu hand woven textile with six panels composed of stylized creatures. Fabric colors vary in hues of gold, red, green, and cream. Fraying on parts of fabric due to age, but in overall good condition. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. 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. Ma...
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 : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183679 (stock #1894)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro-Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess. Cream colored clay goddess with large ears, pointed nose and expressive eyes, conical breasts and primitive drapery. Hands missing and small chip on frontal base. Ancient Asia Minor (Syria/Turkey), 2nd - 1st Millennium B.C.E. Goddess is 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 3/4", on custom stand 5 1/2" high. Ex: Superior Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA. For example see Pergamon Museum, Berlin Germany. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002491 (stock #1649)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Life Size Chimu Pottery Head of a Bridled Llama, Peru ca. 1200 CE. Animal wearing bridle with tall conical spout at center of head. Large almond shaped eyes and small ears. 12 1/4" high and intact with restored hairline across base. Monumental artifact and in excellent condition. T.L Tested for Authenticity. The distinctive pottery of the Chimú aids in dating Andean civilization in the late periods along the north coast of Peru. Chimú culture was based on agriculture, aided by immense works of...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184543 (stock #1910)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$700.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Shaman, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Polychromed zoomorphic male figure with large tail standing with arms outstretched. Brilliant headdress portrays ceremonial life in coastal Ecuador. 6 1/4" high, in excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. Jama-Coaque community existed between 355 BCE 0 1532 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 facil...
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 : 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...