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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192162 (stock #1968)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
A fine Maya creamware terracotta cylindrical vessel with broad band containing glyphs. Two geometric step designs in main register. In excellent condition and intact with small chip to inner rim and four stable hairline cracks near rim. Central America, Late Classic, ca. 500 - 800 C.E., 9" high.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1189006 (stock #1937)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Qing Dynasty tapered Noodle Cabinet, circa 1880, with two inner shelves, two inner drawers, and a hidden compartment for bottom. Beautiful finish and in excellent condition. 77.5" high x 38" x 22". According to the Silk Road Collection, the history of crafting and using Chinese furniture began during the first millennium AD when some Chinese decided they would be more comfortable sitting on chairs instead of squatting on the floor. Before this time, the Chinese usually conducted their lives and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1223851 (stock #3015)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Green Glass Cosmetic Jar #RGC01, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in Bethlehem, with wide mouth with earthen encrustation and nice patina. 3" high with small professional repair to hairline crack, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Arieh Klein LTD, Jerusalem. 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 glassma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1353875 (stock #3206)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Luminescent Byzantine Glass Jar with Purple Swirls, Constantinople, ca 4th - 5th. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. According to Art History Summary, Byzantine period glass offers the possibility of creating not only beautiful glass mosaic, but it also applies to the glassware for windows. Those magnificent paints made of colored glass were made to get the viewer’s attention on the characters and narratives scenes represented in them. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1335234 (stock #3156)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,750.00
Byzantine / Early Chjristian Green Glass Juglet, ca 6th - 7th Century CE. Mould-blown with square body, cylindrical neck, and funnel shaped rim. Sides are decorated as follows: a) Shrine with triangular gable and hanging lamp. b) vertical Tabula Ansata with net pattern. c) Shrine with triangular gable and hanging lamp. d) Net pattern. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Jerusalem. (Bineth Gallery of Fine Art) Literature: Moussaieff coll., p.44. Israel Museum coll., (H) no. 452. Oppenlander coll., no....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152183 (stock #1770)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Iron Age II - III Pottery Flask, ca. 926-586 BCE. 8 inches in height. Bulbous in shape with elongated neck and curving handle. Some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1367713 (stock #3214)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Etruscan Bucchero Ware Vessel, ca 7th - 6th Century BCE. 3 1/8" x 4 1/4" diameter. Small chip on rim as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. Footed Bowl with short stem, slight carination. Gently rounded body with two sets of encircling groves. Ex: Sotheby's New York. According to the book Etruscan Bucchero in the British Museum by Phillip Perkins, Etruscan bucchero is a distinctive type of pottery that was produced in central Italy from the 7th to the 5th centuries BCE. Typically i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1208510 (stock #2072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Small Apulian Pottery Kantharos, circa 4th Century BCE. Wide mouth and high twin stap handles. Decorated with black bands and four foliate motifs on shoulder. Sits on flared black foot. 4 1/2" high. Professional restoration to rim and handles but in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first settled by Illyric peoples, the best-known of whom were the Messapii. Mycenaean Greeks then colonized the area. In the 8t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350722 (stock #3173)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a tall domed chariot. Incised decoration on chariot. Professional repair with some restoration. 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 3 1/2". With contemporary lucite wheels. Ex: Christie's London, 1972. 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 Orontes ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #1394412 (stock #3330)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Viennese Bronze Figural Inkwell by Bergman, late 19th Century. Depicting two kittens on fringed rug. Cylindrical stool draped with fabric holding ink pot now missing as seen in images. 2 1/2" x 8" x 6 1/4". Some chloride corrosion as seen in images. Otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Franz Bergman was an Austrian entrepreneur best known for his Viennese foundry which produced many patina- and cold-painted bronze sculptures of erotic figures, animals, Orientalist scenes, an...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Pre 1900 item #1189008 (stock #1938)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
American Renaissance Marquetry Side Cabinet, attributed to Pottier and Stymus, New York, Victorian period circa 1870. Rosewood, burled ash, maple, eastern white pine, other woods, gilt and bronze. Concave-sided case centering a wood inlaid urn, arabesques, griffins and shields and other classical motifs throughout. Purchased at Sotheby's New York, it is in excellent condition. 58" x 61" x 19". Ex. Property from the Strong Museum, Rochester, NY. August Pottier, an immigrant from France, and Willi...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388432 (stock #3245)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Roman Pottery Oil Lamp, 1st Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. 1" x 4 1/4" x 3 1/4". Motif of a lion and panther devouring a human. Man-eater. Burnished red with collection markings on reverse. Nozzle professionally repaired and otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Judge Moshe Etzioni collection, Israel. Moshe Etzioni was born in 1908 in Galicia, Poland. In 1932 he earned an LL.M. from the University of Krakow. Etzioni was an active Zionist in Krakow and immigrated to Israel upon the completio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,700.00
Signed and Dated, Qing Dynasty Scholar's Ink Stone with motif of Chinese Temple and Landscape, Shanxi Province. Chinese calligraphy translates to "Strength and Self Confidence." Intact and in excellent condition. 10" x 5 1/2" x 3". Ex: Lovell Hall, Portland, Maine. The inkstone is Chinese in origin and is used in calligraphy and painting. Extant inkstones date from early antiquity in China. The device evolved from a rubbing tool used for rubbing dyes dating around 6000 to 7000 years ago. The ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201447 (stock #2039)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Ancient Holy Land Pottery Iron Age Pottery Plate, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, intact & in excellent condition. 8" diameter.
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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304466 (stock #3141)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Chalcolithic Buff Pottery Flange Juglet, ca. 4400 - 3300 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, 4 1/2" x 6" x 4 1/4". Small chips and earthen encrustation, but in very good condition. In ancient Israel, olives, grapes, pistachio nuts and dates were first domesticated in the Chalcolithic period. he discovery of the metal in the Chalcolithic Age resulted in the development of trade between the local or remote civilizations, and they established a well network of trading centers where they had exchanged comm...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1188854 (stock #1936)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Stunning Late Qing dynasty Chinese bamboo writing desk and chair from Jiangsu Province, 19th Century, ca 1880. Black lacquer top and drawers of desk and black lacquer seat of chair. In excellent condition. Desk is 32.5" high x 35" x 18"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394400 (stock #3327)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Western Asiatic Roaring Panther, reddish stone with white stone inlay, ca. 3rd - 2nd millennium BCE. 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" Standing on all fours with pricked ears and open mouth. Chip on right haunch and wear due to age and use. Otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Pierre-Berge & Associates, Nov. 30, 2012, Lot 445. West Asian art goes back to the earliest presence of people in West Asia, in the form of little stone or clay fertility figurines. Around 9000 B...
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 : 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 : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1970 item #1399284 (stock #3334)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$50.00
Mike Leaf, Lithograph, Five Rabbi, ca. 1970 ed 4/100. 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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1206297 (stock #2056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Ancient Persian Sgraffiato Bowl from Medieval Nishapur Iran (9th - 10th Century CE) the richest oasis and chief city of the eastern province of Khorasan, situated along the Silk Road. In colors of green, brown and cream with geometric and floral patterns. Professionally repaired from original pieces this magnificent bowl now in excellent condition. 12 1/4" diameter. Ex: Hadji Baba, London. Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Islamic World, 1987, fig. 12 p. 24.ISBN 0-87099-461-1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351224 (stock #3191)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol on Horse, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 1/2" x 2" x 1". Repair to one leg, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. “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 for Judaism’s belief in a single monotheis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389451 (stock #3271)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Luristan Bronze Finial of a Lion, ca. 1200 - 800 BCE. With curly mane and loop on back of neck. In excellent condition, 1" x 1 1/4" x 1/4", on custom lucite stand height is 1 1/2". 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. They include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings and a smaller number of vessels including situlae, and t...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Contemporary item #1118058 (stock #1743)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
From the Christie's NY auction of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, a Jay Strongwater Swarovski Crystal Enameled Metal Picture Frame, Contemporary marked Jay Strongwater. 12" H x 10 1/2" W. Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her actin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223675 (stock #3010)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Middle Bronze Age II Canaanite glazed juglet, ca. 1735 BCE, found in a cave in Hebron. Intact and in very good condition with a very small hole at bottom of vessel. 3 3/4" high. 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 the Egyptian Delta, rulers competed for p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389728 (stock #3277)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, (63 BCE - 330 CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and curly mane. In excellent condition, 1 1/2" diameter, on stand height is 2 1/2". Ex: Arieh Klein, Ltd, Jerusalem.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351201 (stock #3186)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 3 1/2" x 2" x 1". Some loss to feet, but 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, for example, in mythological texts from the Late B...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189785 (stock #1948)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Roman Bone Votive Idol, Carving of standing Goddess, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with tightly wrapped tunic. Head facing forward with hair pulled up and bound under a headdress. Thin lips pursed in a slight smile. Head reattached from original piece. On custom stand. Roman, 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 5 1/2" high. According to Archer St. Clair, Carving as Craft: Palatine East and the Greco-Roman Bone and Ivory Carving Tradition, sculpture in ivory, bone, and horn,...
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 : 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 : 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 : Pre 1900 item #1290905 (stock #3092)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
19th Century English Carved Stone Lion on Marble Base, Paperweight, ca. 1850. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, open mouth, and furrowed brow. Note two forepaws reattached and chip on tail as seen in images, but otherwise in good condition. 3" x 5 1/4" x 3". Ex: Christie's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1286980 (stock #3090)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
A Byzantine Bronze Censer with Cross Motif, 6th - 7th Century CE. The circular bowl with three attachment loops on the rim, suspended from three chains with central cross pendants bearing a geometric design and attachment hook above. In custom lucite case. Bronze Censer is 21" long with bowl 4" diameter. In excellent condition with beautiful patina. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd, Jerusalem. Byzantium was the ancient Greek city on the site that later became Constantinople (modern Istanbul). It was founded ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1224415 (stock #3020)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
A large Roman Green Glass Jug, ca 1st - 4th Century CE. Wide funnel mouth and side handle with some patina due to age and use. 7 3/4" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. 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 Syrians, the techniqu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1182719 (stock #1868)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Exceptional 14th Century Majapahit, Javanese volcanic stone head of Hindu God Brahma, the Creator, with four heads facing in the four Cardinal directions, hair rising to a tall domed adorned topknot. Compare with the complete figure of Brahma at the Norton Simon Museum, P.1998.1, and at Christie's NY Indian and Southeast Asian Art 31 Mar, 2005 lot 106, 14th Century C.E., on rotating custom stand. In excellent condition, h. 13" The Majapahit Empire, Karaton Majapahit, Indonesian was a vast thalas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1102841 (stock #1719)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
19th Century Wooden statue of St. Dominic, Spain, ca. 1850 for export to Philippines. Polychrome figure wearing vestments of a Monk. Some loss of pigment due to age and wear and missing left hand. Otherwise in very good condition. 21" high. St. Dominic founder of the Dominican Order and is the patron Saint of Astronomy.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1198541 (stock #2011)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Persian Zoomorphic Jug, Iron Age II circa 1000 - 800 BCE. spherical body with flat base and strap handle. Cylindrical spout consisting of zoomorphic creature with large oval eyes. Traces of pigment remain on body. One ear partially broken, but otherwise in excellent condition. 5 3/4" high. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffe.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277147 (stock #3084)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Olla, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2" High x 4 3/4" Diameter. Repair to rim and some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection (Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahuasca ...
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 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 : Fine Art : Prints : Lithographs : Pre 1980 item #1376944 (stock #3229)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Naftali Bezem, Artist Proof Signed Color Lithograph, Man, ca. 1970. Framed in wood with bronze tint. In excellent condition. Frame size 34" x 26". Lithograph 26 1/2" x 18 1/2". Naftali Bezem was born in Germany. He is best known for his symbolic renderings of the Holocaust and the return of Diaspora Jews to the Land of Israel that appear in memorial reliefs at Yad Vashem and in the Israeli President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Bezem immigrated to Israel in 1939, at the age of fourteen, before th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1390607 (stock #3281)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Mesopotamian / Babylonian Pottery Tablet, Plaque, of a Lioness, ca. 1900 BCE. Lioness standing on all fours. Pleasing facial features. Fingerprints of artist visible on reverse side of tablet. Intact and in excellent condition. 3" x 4 1/2" x 1/2". On custom stand 4 1/2" high. Mesopotamia is a historical region in Western Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Northern Saudi Arabia, the eastern parts of Syr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367720 (stock #3216)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Iron Age III Terracotta Double Bowl with Tripod Feet. Persian, Ancient NW Iran, Teppe Hasanlu. Ca. 800 - 586 BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 5 5/8". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #60.20.60. Teppe Hasanlu is an archaeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran (in the province of West Azerbaijan), a short distance south of Lake Urmia. The nature of its destruction at the end of the 9th century BC essen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1182427 (stock #1859)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Veracruz Pottery Shaman Vessel, Remojadas, Classic, Mexico, ca. 450-650 CE. Unusual double chambered form, Shaman figure with upraised right arm and diminutive legs emerging from the sides. High shaven forehead and wearing a loop nose ring and earrings. Chest protected by a shield. Painted reddish brown and buff. Some repair and also damage as seen in photos, otherwise in very good condition. 12 3/4" High. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Remojadas is a name applied to a culture, an archaeological site, ...
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 : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1350336 (stock #3168)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Bronze Prutah Coin Necklace, Procurator of Judea, Porcius Festus under Roman Emperor Nero, 58 - 62 CE, Setting 14K Contemporary Gold with motif of the Gates of Jerusalem. Star of David on locket bail. Coin 1/4" diameter, Setting 1 1/2" diameter. Chain 26" long. Obverse: "NEP/ωNO/C" (Nero) in wreath tied at the bottom with an X. Reverse: Palm branch "KAICAPO" (Caesar) and date LE (year 5) According to Forum of Ancient Coins, Porcius Festus succeeded Felix as Procurator of Judea under the Emp...
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 : Pre 1492 item #1367794 (stock #3220)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Nepalese Black Chlorite Stone Stele of Hindu Goddess Durga, ca. 12th Century. In excellent condition. 14 1/2" x 9" x 3 1/2". Ex: Christie's South Kenington. Durga riding on a tiger holding various weapons. She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good. Durga is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction t...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Pre 1920 item #1399282 (stock #3333)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Chanan Mazal, A Song of Ascents, Original Illumination, 1997. Frame size 18 1/4" x 14 3/4", Illumination 12" x 8 1/2". Illuminated manuscript, handwritten book that has been decorated with gold or silver, brilliant colors, or elaborate designs or miniature pictures. Though various Islamic societies also practiced this art, Europe had the longest and probably the most highly developed tradition of illuminating manuscripts. "When the Lord restore the fortunes of Zion - we see it as in a dream - ou...
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 : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298316 (stock #3122)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Roman Glass Bangle / Bracelet with Colored Swirls, 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 3" Diameter. 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 was not invented u...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1388947 (stock #3259)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Islamic Bronze Stylized Body of a Lion, 1100 - 1200 CE. From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of a unified Jerusalem. Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition. 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/4". On custom lucite stand height is 3 3/4". 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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152955 (stock #1787)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Extemely Large Roman Oil Lamp with Geometric Design, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Mold made with ring base and flat elongated knob handle. Soot on nozzle. Circles and other geometric design around shoulders. Pattern repeated on discus. Volutes flanking nozzle. This is an extremely lovely and large lamp. 5 1/2" in length and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298187 (stock #3109)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$490.00
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, 2" x 1 1/2". 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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1266605 (stock #3069)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Monumental Bronze Age Syro-Hittite Pottery Idol, Astarte, Goddess, from the Time of Terach, Father of Abraham, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Found in the Holy Land, with bird-like features characteristic to the style of the region. Large round eyes, pointed nose, and flattened back. Figure with long, curly hair and large headdress protruding from back of head. Several necklaces adorning a slender neck, with hands covering breasts. Figure is 9" high, intact and in excellent condition. On custom l...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298298 (stock #3116)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$555.00
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388377 (stock #3242)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age II Israelite Pottery Wine Amphora, ca. 800 BCE. Found in a Hebron Cave. Burnished with reddish and black pigment. Some repair to mouth with wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9". 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 : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351269 (stock #3192)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/4". Some repair as seen in images, but otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd Jerusalem. “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 for Judaism’s...