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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1199248 (stock #2014)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Roman Bronze Key, circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. found in the Holy land. 1/2" high x 1" diameter. Encrustation, but in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The most abundant items of Roman security hardware seem to be keys and lock bolts. Keys were used mainly for doors, chests, boxes, caskets, cupboards and padlocks. Less often they were used for ceremonial or decorative purposes, such as matron keys, jewelry items and votive offerings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1189034 (stock #1942)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Brilliant Proto Nazca blue and red burial textile panels framed in one shadow box (detail shown.) Southern Coast of Peru (ca. 400 BCE - 01 CE) Frame is 34 1/2" high x 41 1/2" wide. In excellent condition. The Nazca culture (also Nasca) was the archaeological culture that flourished from 400 BCE to 800 CE beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley (Silverman and Proulx, 2002)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240265 (stock #3050)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Nayarit Pottery Seated Female, Protoclassic, Mexico 100 BCE - 250 CE. Figure leaning forward supported on two legged stool. Rotund body decorated with curvilinear and striped resist tattoos. Right hand raised to mouth, deeply slit eyes and multiple ear ornaments. Painted overall in reddish brown and black. 13 3/8" high x 8" wide x 8 1/4" deep and in excellent condition. Ex: Property of the St. Louis University Art collection, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sam J. Levin, St. Louis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1311712 (stock #3049)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Majestic Roman Pottery Plaque of a Imperial Eagle, ca. 1st - 2nd Century CE. Mold made and found in the Holy Land. Splendid artistry with crooked neck, open beak, ruffled feathers, and small leg without talons. In excellent condition, 10 1/4" high x 7 1/4" wide. Ex: Anne Christine Kroepelien, Oslo Norway. An aquila, or eagle, was a prominent symbol used in ancient Rome, especially as the standard of a Roman legion. A legionary known as an aquilifer, or eagle-bearer, carried this standard...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1298563 (stock #3124)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Antique Handmade Yemenite Silver Jewish Wedding Jewelry / Necklace, Early 20th Century. In excellent condition, length is 24" and width is 3" at widest point. During a Yemenite Jewish wedding, the bride was bedecked with jewelry and wore a traditional wedding costume, including an elaborate headdress decorated with flowers and rue leaves, which were believed to ward off evil. Gold threads were woven into the fabric of her clothing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184504 (stock #1907)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche IV Pottery Portrait Vessel of God Ai Apaec as an owl, Peru, circa 400-500 CE. Ai Apaec is known as the Decapitator God. Buff and brown pigment, incised fangs protruding from mouth, animalistic (hare) figures for ears, large round eyes, few minor chips to paint. In excellent condition. 10 1/2" high. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1191292 (stock #1958)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Miniature Roman Bronze Head of a Nubian Oil Lamp. Hollow cast, the stylized figure of a Nubian with incised curly hair, almond-shaped eyes, broad nose and mouth opened wide with facilitating attachment for pouring oil. ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE. 1 3/4" high, In excellent condition. Ex: Mayor Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206464 (stock #2060)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Early Bronze Age Amphoriskos with line group painting, circa 3100 - 2900 BCE, found in the Holy Land...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1198539 (stock #2010)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
From the private collection of the late Teddy Kollek, first Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. Initials T.K. painted within foot of vessel. Persian Ribbed Blackware Amphoriskos with Bull handles with small void through each handle for hanging. Slightly flaring rim and sitting on pedestal foot. Very small chip on handle but otherwise in excellent condition. ca. 600 - 300 BCE. 4 3/4" high. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187203 (stock #1932)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Chimu Inca Blackware Double Bodied Figural Vessel. Peru, ca. 1200 - 1500 C.E., Double-lobed, bridge-spouted vessel whose front lobe depicts a plump man holding a large spondylus shell in hands.Distinctive bowl-cut hair style with detailed facial features. Chip on spout, some wear due to age but in good condition. 6 3/4" height x 4" width x 7 1/4" depth. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209640 (stock #2083)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Petite Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Bird Faced Goddess Astarte (goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war) circa 3rd Millennium BCE. With large hollow eyes, pointed nose and slender arms and legs. Wearing headdress and ceremonial collar. 4 1/2" high not including custom lucite stand. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river. Excavations f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1187191 (stock #1931)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
T.L test included for artifact. Tang dynasty Pottery Polo Player and rider in flowing robe bent at the waist to one side and head lowered while seated astride a horse depicted in full gallop. Traces of red, black, and cream pigments. Intact with some encrustation but in excellent condition. Circa 618 - 907 C.E., Artifact is 10 3/4" high and 11 1/2" front hoof to back hoof, and a total of 13" high on stand. According to Ollis & Oostermeijer in the Netherlands, it is generally regarded that the sp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300954 (stock #3138)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Persian Glazed Ceramic Bowl on Custom Stand. Nishapur, 10th Century CE. Repaired from original pieces with some overpaint. Bowl is 3 ¾” high x 6 ½” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8 ½”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia. A distinct Muslim style in pottery was not firmly established until the 9th century in Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Syria and Per...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152967 (stock #1792)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Cypriot Terracotta Barrel Flask, ca. Iron Age III 800-586 BCE. Chip on rim, but virtually all original color and slip remains. A great deal of Cypriot pottery was found in Israel attesting to the large amount of trade between the two areas in antiquity. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: David Hacohen collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1152949 (stock #1785)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Sumerian (Mesopotamia) Pottery Foundation Cone with Cuneiform Script, ca. 1900 BCE. The foundation cone was the last piece inserted in the building upon its completion. It was dedicated to a high ranking official or to a God, and was to insure good fortune for the edifice and its surroundings. 6" high x 2 1/4" diameter. On custom stand height is 7 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Mesopotamia is also called the Fertile Crescent and encompasses the area between and around two important riv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1196355 (stock #1995)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Edo Period, Circa 1865, Japanese Bronze/Copper Flashed Figural Inkwell of a male sitting on one leg. Straining facial expression as he holds large Japanese bell. Upturned the bell is lidded inkwell with original 19th Century glass to hold ink. In excellent condition. 3" high. On Japanese New Years Eve, right on the stroke of midnight, Buddhist temples around Japan ring the tsura-gane bell 108 times. Buddhists believe that mankind has 108 serious sins or defilements that stop them from reaching n...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1920 item #1330533 (stock #3051)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Victorian Brass Chamberstick with motif of large muscular Vulture, bare chest guarding the family money chest (1837 - 1901) Curled, long tail is finger grip for the chamberstick. Vulture holds two bags of money tightly against his chest. On one side of belt are keys and the other side a small money bag. In excellent condition 7 3/4" high x 2 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" deep. According to Chambersticks.com, one can find examples of various chambersticks in books about candlesticks and/or lighting in the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1182422 (stock #1858)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$19,995.00
Roman Bronze Lion Mask, Door Knocker with splendid patina. 3rd - 4th Century CE. Circular mold with highly raised features and three attachment holes. Holding a ring in gaping jaws, teeth bared and tongue protruding. Striated whiskers, prominent arched eyebrows, and thick shaggy mane with forward-curving tuft over forehead. Excellent condition. 8 1/2" diameter (21.6 cm.)