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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393193 (stock #3318)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Head of Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 1 1/2" x 1" x 1", On custom stand 2 3/4" high. Ex: Ariadne Galleries, New York. 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, for example, in mythological texts from the Late Bronze Age (c. 1550–1200 B.C...
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
$2,500.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Guan Yin is the goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1201427 (stock #2037)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Iron Age Pottery Plate, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, intact & 11" diameter. Intact and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1153355 (stock #1810)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Byzantine Pottery Oil Lamp, ca. 360-640 CE. Splendid coiled body with elongated spout and slender neck with loop handle. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1352915 (stock #3202)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Large and heavy Sasanian Recumbent Pitted Stone Lion, ca. 5th - 6th Century CE. Stylized lion lying on one side with tail between legs. Pleasing smile with flared nostrils. Note Some repair and Head is Contemporary reconstruction, left ear broken. Fissure encircling neck probably due to reconstruction. 10" high x 17" wide x 12" deep. Heleanor Feltham writes in her paper "Lions, Silks and Silver, The Influence of Sasanian Persia," The Sasanian Empire (224–637 CE) was founded by Ardarshir I, who...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1195222 (stock #1981)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Found in The Levant, A Pottery Magic or Incantation Bowls designed in the Aramaic language with Hebrew letters that spiral to middle of bowl. Buried upside down under a home the spell set a trap for the succubus Lilith and other evil demon gods. Bowl with Serpent motif (6" diameter x 3" deep.) Circa 3rd Century C.E. In excellent condition. Ex: Biblical Artifacts, Jerusalem. According to Dr Dan Levene, a Reader of Jewish History and Culture at The Department of History and The Parkes Institute fo...
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 : Oil : Contemporary item #1014691 (stock #JK05)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,700.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, In the Distance – Composition Views Safed, 2008, Oil on canvas, 35.5” x 29.6". 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 stu...
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 : 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 : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221709 (stock #3001)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,700.00
Pair of ancient double carinated jars with red slip and incised decoration from Central Thailand (Lopburi - Khok Caroen region) ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Both intact and both with Oxford TL Test. (Left jar #MT161, 18", right jar #MT146, 18.5")See: Prehistoric Thai Ceramics, Ban Chiang in Regional Cultural Perspective. Armand J. Labbe, p. 27, White Lotus Co. Ltd., 2002..
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1388108 (stock #3235)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Casas Grandes Pottery Polychrome Animal Effigy Bowl, ca. 1150 - 1250 CE. With two animal heads as handles. Buff, brown, and black pigment. Some wear due to age and use. In very good condition. 7" x 10 1/2" x 6". Ex: Christie's New York. Casas Grandes (Spanish for Great Houses; also known as Paquimé) is a prehistoric archaeological site in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Casas Grandes is one of the largest and most complex Mogollon culture sites in the region. Settlement began after 113...
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389453 (stock #3273)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Sasanian Silver Figure of a Lion, ca. 6th - 7th Century CE. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/4". Finely incised with expressive face and curly mane. Tail curves over back. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Sasanian Empire was the last kingdom of the Persian Empire before the rise of Islam, and was named after the House of Sasan; it ruled from 224 to 651 CE. The Sasanian Empire succeeded the Parthian Empire and was recognised as one of the leading world powers alongside i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1198422 (stock #2008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Found in the Holy Land, Ancient Persian Buff Pottery Decanter with animal head as central figure. ca. 586 - 330 BCE. Intact with some earthen encrustation due to age. In excellent condition. 11" high. Ex: David Hacohen collection, Israel. David Hacohen (born 20 October 1898, died 19 February 1984) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1949 and 1953, and again from 1955 until 1969. Born in Gomel in the Russian Empire (today in Belarus), Hacohen was educated at a ...
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 : 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 : 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 : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1183425 (stock #1876)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $3,000: Two Early Ming dynasty Pottery Glazed Equestrian, Horse and Riders, China (1368 - 1644 C.E.) beautiful sancai glazed equestrians with attached heads, various personalities, all in good condition with some age wear. Loss of left foot on red rider, and loss of horses ear on green rider. Both approximately 9 1/2" high. The early Ming dynasty was a period of cultural restoration and expansion. The reestablishment of an indigenous Chinese ruling house led to the imposition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1182733 (stock #1871)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Byzantine Pottery read Stamp, 6th Century, found in the Holy Land. Pottery stamp is particularly large, suitable for stamping whole loaves. Surface incised with a pattern that facilitated the breaking of the bread into small pieces. Excellent condition custom mounted and labeled. Diameter 9 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. According to Archaeology at Brown University, very little has been written on bread stamps as an artifact category, with the majority of scholarship dealing with Christian st...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1390969 (stock #3289)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Bracelet of Two Lion Heads, 12th - 13th Century, Iran. 3 1/4" diameter, and 6" on custom stand. Some loss due to age and use. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Medieval Islamic metalwork offers a complete contrast to its European equivalent, which is dominated by modelled figures and brightly coloured decoration in enamel, some pieces entirely in precious metals. In contrast surviving Islamic metalwork consists of practical objects mostly in bras...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1153343 (stock #1804)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp, ca. 2nd Century CE. Lovely design. The body of the lamp is divided into quarters by linear patterns from the fill hole to the shoulder. Within each section are floral designs. Design extending from fill hole to nozzle. 3 7/8" in length and in excellent condition.
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 : 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...
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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Chinese Export : Pre 1940 item #1049267 (stock #1668)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Sold Only as a Pair: Monumental Chinese Decorative Blue and White Ceramic Foo Dogs, China, ca. 1940. Very heavy in weight for outdoor or indoor use. Male holds brocade ball under foot while Female has foot on Cub. Some repair to tailcondition. 31" high x 12" wide x 16" long. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221596 (stock #2096)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Ancient double carinated jars with red slip and incised decoration from Central Thailand (Lopburi - Khok Caroen region) ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Both intact and excellent condition, and both with Oxford TL Test. (Left jar #MT100, 15" high, right jar #MT92, 15" high)See: Prehistoric Thai Ceramics, Ban Chiang in Regional Cultural Perspective. Armand J. Labbe, p. 27, White Lotus Co. Ltd., 2002.
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1149320 (stock #1764)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Rare Late Bronze Age Storage Amphora. ca. 16th century BCE. Jug is repaired from several original pieces and in good condition. Conical in form and tapering to base. With an incised Canaanite letter (Aynu) which means eye. Jug has nice encrustation and is 17 1/2 " high.
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 : 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 : Pre 1900 item #1350269 (stock #3166)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
19th Century Paperweight, Grand Tour Memento, Italian. In form of terracotta recumbent Sphinx, ca. 1840s. Produced to be headless, and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 7" x 2 1/4" Ex: Christie's New York. The New York Times recently described the Grand Tour in this way: Three hundred years ago, wealthy young Englishmen began taking a post-Oxbridge trek through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. With nearly unlimited funds, aristocratic connections a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1394346 (stock #3323)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Luristan Bronze Chariot Grouping, ca 7th Century BCE. 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3/4", on custom stand height is 2 1/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Luristan bronzes are small cast objects decorated with bronze sculptures from the Early Iron Age which have been found in large numbers in Lorestān Province and Kermanshah in western Iran.