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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209507 (stock #2077)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Iron Age I Terracotta Pyxis, circa 1200 - 926 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Short flared mouth with twin handles. Beautiful earthen encrustation from years of burial, but in excellent condition. 3" high x 4 1/4" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Contemporary item #1014684 (stock #JK04)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, Beautiful Jaffa, 2008, Oil on canvas, 15.8” x 39.4". 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 Pearson Co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1152950 (stock #1786)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro-Hittite Pottery Bird Faced Goddess, Astarte, ca. 2000 BCE. The astartes were found in the home and were commonly buried beneath doorposts to ensure the fertility of the women of the household, abundant crops, and to bring good things to fruition. Sculpted with birdlike face, arms supporting circular breasts. Female features clearly defined. 5 1/4" in height and excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1152817 (stock #1776)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Roman Aubergine Glass Flask, ca 3rd-4th Century CE. 5" in height. Delicately pear shaped flask. Rare aubergine color. Finely carved handles from rim to neck with wonderful patina. Small base missing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201443 (stock #2038)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
SOLD AS A SET: Ancient Holy Land Pottery, Grouping of Four Artifacts. Iron Age Pottery Plate, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE , intact & 9 1/2" diameter. Middle Bronze Age II Carinated Bowl, ca. 2100 - 1500 BCE, 4 1/4" high x 5 1/2" " diameter, intact. Early Bronze Age I Bowl, ca. 3000 BCE, 3 1/2" diameter. Iron Age oil Lamp, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, 5" length x 4 3/4" width.
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 : 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 : Pre 1920 item #1041179 (stock #1661)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century German Silver Chanukah Lamp. Topped with Crown and fan shaped body with two crowned lions holding Decalogue (Ten Commandments) written in Hebrew. Two Lion oil fonts adorn top while eight lion form oil lamps with flip top heads stand on base behind chain. Pair of recumbent lions flank the oil lamps. 11 1/2" high x 13" long x 5" deep and in excellent condition. Ex: Furman collection, New York
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 : 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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199293 (stock #2017)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem, Roman Terracotta Skyphos decorated with palmette motif found in the Holy Land. Spherical body with wide mouth, hemitropic handles and flaring foot. Small portion of rim repaired from original piece, otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/4" high. Skyphos is a two handled deep wine cup on a low flanged base or none. The handles may be horizontal ear-shaped thumbholds that project from the rim (in both Corinthian and Athenian sh...
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 : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1196371 (stock #1997)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Found in Syria, Roman stylized head of Griffin with deep eye sockets. With bulging eyes, hooked beak, and spiky mane. Folds on neck and above eyes. Basalt is the most common type of solidified lava; a dense dark gray fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene. Circa 2nd Century C.E. Head is 6 1/2: high attached on custom stand. 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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1184303 (stock #1903)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Spectacular framed and mounted Egyptian Sarcophagus Cartonnage / Wooden Mummiform Mask. Remnants of cartonnage fabric wrap and gesso. Original polychrome visible for a large portion of mask. Some wear due to age. Mask 11" x 8" mounted in custom shadow box with dimensions of 23" x 19" x 4". ca. Late Dynastic Period,4th Century BCE. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd., Jerusalem. Cartonnage is a type of material used in Ancient Egyptian funerary masks from the First Intermediate Period to the Roman era. It was ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1354145 (stock #3209)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Monumental 18th Century St Clement's Faience Lion, France, dated 1764 (see image) 26" x 19" x 10 1/2" Majestic Lion holding Burgonet Helmet, Coat of Arms lies on ground at his feet. Some crazing due to age and wear, stabilized crack on base (see image) Otherwise in excellent condition for 18th Century Faience. La Faïencerie de Lunéville - Saint-Clément is the heir of the prestigious earthenware of Lorraine since the 18th century: the Lunéville and the Saint-Clément . The manufacture of Lun...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Miniature Romano - British bronze figure of a bound Captive, ca 1st Century CE. Bearded figure with long hair seated and leaning forward. A rope tied around his neck, hands continuing down to his feet which are also bound. Pierced below and through the side for attachment. Cf. no. 105 in Merhav, et. al., A glimpse into the Past, The Joseph Ternbach collection. In excellent condition, 2nd Century CE. 1 3/4" high. Ex: Christie's New York. The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was a...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1940 item #1049271 (stock #1669)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,750.00
Pair of Chinese Decorative Multi Colored Figural Ovid Vases, China ca. 1940. Genre scene of village activities on one side and mountain scene on other. Bright and beautiful at 17 1/2" high. In excellent condition.
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1390967 (stock #3288)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with recumbent lion asleep on handle. 3 1/2' x 4 1/2" x 1". On custom stand height is 7". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Christie's South Kensington, Apr. 12, 2000, Lot 248. At least since the late Neolithic, elaborate axes (battle-axes, T-axes, etc.) had a religious significance and probably indicated the exalted status of their owner. Certain types almost never show traces of wear; deposits of unshafted ax bl...
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1392429 (stock #3313)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion, 18th Century. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". 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 arts and mythologies of many cultures and Islam is no exception.
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199433 (stock #2023)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Chimu Blackware Erotic Vessel in form of male holding exaggerated phallus with two hands. Peru, circa 800 - 1200 C.E. Bulbous body with hunched back, pierced ears and expressive facial features. Some chipping to rim due to age and wear, but in excellent condition. 5 3/4". Ex: Arte Primitivo, New York. 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. ...
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 : 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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1002488 (stock #1648)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391460 (stock #3292)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Young Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and long fangs. In excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 2", on stand height is 3". 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 I...
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1224570 (stock #3021)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Pair of Chinese Decorative Porcelain Vases, China, ca. 1940. In baluster form, multiple colors and several genre scenes, an artist painting, a gift bearer, a game scene, and a pond with floating fowl. One vase has small hairline fissure within the neck, but not on outside of vase. Otherwise in excellent condition. Vases 23 3/4" high x 12" diameter, & on stand 30". Porcelain was first developed in China around 2,000 years ago, then slowly spread to other East Asian countries, and finally Europe a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1150723 (stock #1767)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$35,000.00
Magnificent Tang Dynasty Pottery Bactrian Camel & Foreign Rider worthy of any International Museum. China (618-907 A.D.) T.L. Tested for Authenticity. A monumental artifact that expresses great motion. The camel stands four square on a plinth has head raised and mouth open with his tail swinging. The foreign rider is very detailed with pointed cap and beard with one arm raised. A small amount of the original paint remains on the camel. This piece is in excellent condition and measures 28 inches ...
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 : Pre 1900 item #1335554 (stock #3159)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$300.00
Sold only as a Pair, Victorian Yellow Gilt Glass Mini Vases, England, ca. 1880. Bulbous in shape with footed base. Mottled in white and yellow pigment, with gilt floral motif. In excellent condition. 3 1/2" high x 3 1/2" diameter. According to Victorian furniture collector John Werry, the Victorian era encompasses aspects of numerous design movements. Gothic Revival, which began in the 18th century, was still going strong during the Victorian Era — the British Houses of Parliament, a good exam...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1388494 (stock #3249)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Ptolemaic Faience Amulet of a Recumbent Lion, ca. 664 - 30 BCE. On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". Amulet is 1" x 1 1/2" x 1/2". Some loss as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. In 305 BC, Ptolemy took the title of King. As Ptolemy I Soter ("Saviour"), he founded the Ptolemaic dynasty that was to rule Egypt for nearly 300 years. All the male rulers of the dynasty took the name Ptolemy, while princesses and queens preferred the names Cleopatra, Arsinoë and Berenice.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223638 (stock #3008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,800.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Rare Middle Bronze Age I Twin Jug, Canaanite, ca. 1950 BCE. Bridged and intact with encrustation due to age, incised with puncture design around both necks. In excellent condition. 4" high x 9 1/2" long x 4 3/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Around 1950 BCE, urban life revived in Canaan. For the first time, palaces were built in the largest settlements. These palace-towns controlled nearby villages and vied with one another for power. From Syria to t...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1191307 (stock #1961)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,600.00
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Cabinet, Shanxi Province China, ca. 1850. With two front doors & rattan top. With some wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 28 1/2" x 37" x 23". Purchased at Sloans & Kenyan, EX:Private Virginia collection.