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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1225900 (stock #3025)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199557 (stock #2028)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Early Chimu, Blackware Stirrup Vessel of a Deity or Priest. Peru, ca. 900 CE. Large fangs protrude from mouth and the Snake god wraps around head of deity. Mountains represented on bridge of stirrup. Stirrup repaired from original piece and a few minor chips, but in overall good condition. 10" high. Ex: R. Duff collection, FL. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152957 (stock #1788)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Zoomorphic Iron Age III Terracotta Juglet, ca. 800-586 BCE. Zoomorphic vessel. The round eyes of this vessel and the two projections on the head probably represent horns, and therefore classify this animal as a bull. These bull shaped pottery figurines were common in Canaan in the 2nd millennium BCE. The potter did not attempt a realistic depiction of the animal, but rather a schematic one. 3 1/2" in height. Repaired but a wonderful representation of this type of vessel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1153674 (stock #1818)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Tularosa Reserve black on White Prehistoric American Indian ladle or dipper, ca. 1100 CE. Ex. Margaret Cross collection. Found in 1950. Painted in Anasazi mineral paint tradition. 10 1/2" long, intact and in excellent condition with some wear due to age and use.
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1186893 (stock #1926)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184580 (stock #1915)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,900.00
Quimbaya Pottery Slab Male with tail of Bird, Colombia, Late Classic Period 500 - 1000 CE. Slab male with seated on crouching legs and hands on knees. Slanted eyes and smiling lips with pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Intact with some earthen encrustation but in excellent condition. 12 3/4" high. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206462 (stock #2059)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid, Wool Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. With zoomorphic motif and dangling tassle. In excellent condition. 33" H x 25 1/2" 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 is similar to the way textiles are made in the region today. Textiles were woven with the common motifs earlier than they appe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1200363 (stock #2033)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
SOLD AS A GROUP: Five Parthian Pottery Vessels, ancient Iran, ca. 3rd - 1st Century BCE. Amphora with lobular body with wide mouth. 8 1/2" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's London. Remaing four vessels in various sizes and conditions, Ex: Christie's New York. The Parthians largely adopted the art, architecture, religious beliefs, and royal insignia of their culturally heterogeneous empire, which encompassed Persian, Hellenistic, and regional cultures. For about the first half of its ...
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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199433 (stock #2023)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1230568 (stock #3030)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Parthian Bronze Lion-Headed Handle, Ancient Iran ca. 150 BCE - 225 CE. With open mouth, sharp fangs, small eyes with a flattened head, and ribbed handle. On custom stand and in excellent condition. Bronze is 4 3/4" High. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. From about 130 BCE onwards, Parthia suffered numerous incursions by various nomadic tribes, including the Sakas, the Yueh-chi, and the Massagetae. Each time, the Arsacid dynasts responded personally, doing so even when there were more severe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high. Guan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin) is the Chinese name of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy. His full name is Guanshiyin which means "Observing the sounds (or cries) of the world." He represents mercy and compassion and is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393189 (stock #3316)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3". Note that arms are not broken but stylized. In very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for J...
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 Porcelain 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 : 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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183818 (stock #1898)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Apulian Pottery Gnathia Ware Epichysis circa 340 - 320 BCE. Vessels used for pouring wine and characterized by long neck and spout, with a high looped handle. Two ovoid shape with large wreaths on body centered by rosette, other two reel-shaped with grape vines on shoulders and band or key across body. All vessels with a mold-made lion-head mask where handle joins the rim, Some chips and wear due to age and use. Ovoid pair is 8" high, Reel-shaped pair is 6 1/2". In very good con...