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All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1191456 (stock #1962)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Qing Dynasty Red Lacquer Wooden Shanxi Cabinet. Chinese red lacquer cabinet from Shanxi Province. Circa 1750. 68 3/4" x 41" x 19 1/2". With city scape and peonies in roundel on front of chest. Some wear due to age and use. In very good condition for a cabinet from the year 1750.
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 : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198406 (stock #2005)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Egyptian Bronze Pectoral Fragment of the God Shu and his twin, the Goddess Tefnut. Circa 4th - 2nd Century B.C.E. Missing lower portion, but otherwise in excellent condition. 3 1/4" high. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The God Shu and the Goddess Tefnut are the first children of the creator God Amun (or Ra). In the ancient Egyptian creation myth, we saw that out of the dark waters of chaos arose this creator who then forged out of his own body his two children...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1230574 (stock #3031)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Roman Bronze Chariot Fitting of a Griffin, ca. 2nd Century CE. With tapering shaft, arm on either side in form of a duck with stippling for feathers. Monumental griffin emerges as the head with pointed ears, a ridged crest, curved beak, and incised feathers. On Custom stand and in excellent condition. 6" high. Purchased in Europe in the 1920s. Ex: Christie's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1184769 (stock #1918)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Dramatic Peruvian religious polychrome wooden Wall Crucifix. Christ with hand beaded loin cloth and silver crown of thorns. Circa 1800 C.E. In good condition. 44" high. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In very good condiditon. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1184880 (stock #1920)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
North Coast Peru Tunic Tassel, ca. 700 - 1200 CE. Hand woven tassel from a tunic composed of delicate stitching with hues of aqua, red and a cream cotton textile. Length of tassel is 39" while framed is 7 3/4" x 41" in length. Ex: C. Lopez Torres, Miami
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Miniature Roman bronze figure of a bound Barbarian. 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1201308 (stock #2035)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,800.00
Nazca Globular Double-Spouted Water Jar, Peru, ca. 400 CE, with a warrior priest wearing elaborate headdress. Two serpents adorn either side with a rank of five trophy heads on reverse. A frieze of chili peppers surround the lower portion of the globular bottom. In excellent condition. Intact and in excellent condition. 9 1/4" high x 8 1/4" wide. Ex: Kate Kemper collection, London, Switzerland. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198407 (stock #2006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Roman Bronze Eagle Head on custom stand, probably from a small knife. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. 1" high without stand. Small loss between eyes but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's, London. The eagle was extremely important to the Roman military, beyond merely being a symbol of a legion...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1198280 (stock #2004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Two Roman Bone Handles incised with geometric patterns originally from functional utensils. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Each approximately 5" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Israel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1199554 (stock #2027)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Two Neolithic Stone Ax Heads, ca. 6000 BCE, found in the Holy Land. The polished Neolithic stone ax, a heavy implement, was in sharp contrast to the delicate small-rock work of the last stages of the Paleolithic Period and was a reversal of the traditions of products that had yielded ever more lineal feet of cutting edge per pound of stone. The ax and its companion the adz met the need to clear land as agriculture developed as an efficient tree-cutting tool...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1196367 (stock #1996)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Picturesque America; The Land We Live In. Vol. I,II, Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Artists engravings include Granville Perkins, Thomas Moran, William Hart, and Harry Fenn just to name a few. Volumes are 13" x 10 1/2" x 2 1/2"...
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 : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1202552 (stock #2046)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Two Mexican Wooden "Day of the Dead" Masks from Guerrero Mexico, early 20th Century . One is Zoomorphic with Parrot Head while second is Anthropomorphic with Serpent Chieftan figure as nose. Both approximately 10 1/4" high. Some loss due to age and wear, but in great condition. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1103728 (stock #1725)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Rare Maya Polychrome Cylinder Vessel, Chama, Late Classic Period ca. 600 - 800 CE. Found in vicinity of the village of Chama, a highland river valley of Guatemala. Chama painted figures are generally rigid, stiff and standing, but this rare vessel has bilaterial scenes of animated dancing Lords clad in elaborate headdresses adorned with plumes, beaded jewelry and textile loincloths. Naturalistic bodies with exaggerated facial features. Ceramic fragments meticulously reassembled by professional c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1192203 (stock #1971)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,700
Early 20th Century decorative handmade brass and silver box from Damascus to hold Quran, ca. 1900 CE. This city thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. 10" x 12" x 8". Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. Muslim tradition mention several compani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1189792 (stock #1949)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,500.00
Egyptian Bronze of Young Horus, Roman Period, 30 BCE - 395 CE. Depicted in the form of Harpocrates, the young Horus, the Greek god of silence and secrecy. The nude figure wearing the side-lock of youth, a uraeus on cap and right hand index finger raised to mouth. Figure seated on custom stand. In excellent condition. 3 3/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Handiwork : Pre 1800 item #1164789 (stock #1826)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
18th Century Colonial Wooden Talla (sculpture) of Lima Peru Coat of Arms, ca. 1700 CE, 16 3/4" high x 11 3/4" wide x 1 3/4" deep. Lima Coat of Arms was created by first Viceroys of Peru to flatter Charles V, the Hapsburg Monarch in Europe. Delicately carved talla (sculpture) of wooden Heraldic Double Headed Eagle, the symbol of Hapsburg family. With mirrors embedded in wings, and center shadow box with wooden Infant Jesus is a later inclusion, probably 1850s. Center probably once held ivory or a...