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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183827 (stock #1899)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Campanian Teano Ware Kernos with four cups used to hold multiple offerings. Flaring rims set on deep, ridged circular base, Simple decoration of incised lines around bowls and wall of base, rows of dots above and below lips, circa 290 B.C.E., 4" high, pigment faded from aging but in excellent condition. The kernos was used primarily in the cults of Demeter and Kore, and of Cybele and Attis.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1191850 (stock #1965)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Colima Pottery Blackware Duck Vessel, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Colima Blackware Potery Duck, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Finely modeled with long bill, small eyes staring outward. Stylized plumage and large hollow tail for spout. 6 3/4" high. Some stable, hairline cracks in cylindrical opening, but in good condition. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York. The name Colima comes from the Nahuatl word 'collimaitl', with 'colli' meaning 'ancestors or gods' and 'maitl' meaning 'the domain of...'...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1251343 (stock #3059)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Sold as a Pair: Sanders & Mackenzie, Birmingham makers mark reg. 1830 (S&M) Striking pair of sterling silver goblets classically inspired with hand engraving decoration below mouth. Exceptional castings exhibited to enhance the dramatic look. Goblets with two portrait medallions, each with a Roman classical male wearing wreath crown. On reverse of each side a classical female wearing wreath crown. The Olde English letter ā€œSā€ inscribed on front of each goblet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186900 (stock #1928)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Veracruz Pottery Zoomorphic Priest Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a fat priest with an erection wearing a frog mask. Vessel contains interior beads that rattle when shaken. Multiple holes allow various musical pitches. Poly chromed with traces of green, red, brown still intact. Adorable smiling face and wide open eyes with flattened nose. Neck framed by a layered panache of feathers and roundels adorn forehead and chest area. Mexico, ca...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1117455 (stock #1736)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Palais Royal Bronze Young Boy holding a pail and basket with Opaline French Blue Glass container with gilt bronze and marble base, ca. 1840, Napoleon III era. With a pleasing character and an unusual piece. 3 3/4" H x 5 3/4" L. In excellent condition. Property from the collection of Dodie Rosekrans, San Francisco, International hostess, generous supporter of the arts, and fashion trendsetter.
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1270166 (stock #3070)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Mesopotamian Pottery Goddess Handle Fragment from a pottery jug, Ancient Iraq, Middle Bronze Age II, Sumer Mesopotamia, (Ancient Iraq) ca. 1800 - 1600 BCE. Figure with large eyes, sharp nose, full breasts, and dress incised in geometric patterns. 5"H x 4" W x 2" D. and in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Old Jaffa. For example see Tell Asman And Khafaje, The First Season's Work in Eshnunna, 1930 - 1931, by Henri Frankfort, Thorkild Jacobsen, & Conrad Preusser...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184543 (stock #1910)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$700.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Shaman, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Polychromed zoomorphic male figure with large tail standing with arms outstretched. Brilliant headdress portrays ceremonial life in coastal Ecuador. 6 1/4" high, in excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. Jama-Coaque community existed between 355 BCE 0 1532 CE and inhabited the areas between the Cape of San Francisco in Esmeraldas to the north of Manabi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209643 (stock #2084)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Large Babylonian or Persian Incantation Bowl written in Mandaic script, circa 6th - 8th Century CE. Found in The Holy Land. FULLY TRANSLATED, this bowl asks for health and welfare of dwelling of Nihye, son of Niway and Mihroy daughter of Maskoy. Intact with earthen encrustation due to age. Entirely legible script pigment, and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277153 (stock #3085)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Early 20ty Century Shipibo Pottery Cup, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2 3/4" High x 4" Diameter. 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 shamanism. Shamanis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1124041 (stock #1747)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Qing Dynasty Jade Lidded Vases, China, ca. 1880. 6 1/2" high, with motif of stylized hibiscus blossom and foliage in flat, circular front. C-scroll side handles and Chinese calligraphy encircles the lids. In excellent condition. Ex: A. Chen collection, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1221594 (stock #2095)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,250.00
Iron Age II Pottery Tripod Bowl found in the Holy Land. Circa 800 - 586 BCE. Geometric patterns painted in brown on body of vessel. 3 3/4" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Teddy Kollek collection, First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. According to Boston University, Early in Iron II, major sites (Megiddo, Hazor, and Gezer) show extensive construction on what appears to be similar plans. Other facilities are added in the next century expanding the types of "monumental" structures. Perhaps the mos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152971 (stock #1794)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Phoenician Mask of a Lady, ca. 4th Century CE. Hollow with incised hair and hair ornaments. Small shapely nose. Eyes and eyebrows applied with black color. Small hole in top of head indicates that this piece was hung. From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Mr. Kollek signed his initials "TK" on interior of artifact. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" heighth x 2 1/2" width x 1 1/2" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199565 (stock #2029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Late Chimu or Early Inca Double Bodied Whistling Vessel. Peru, ca. 1470 - 1540 CE. Bulbous bodies with squatting monkey adorning top on one side. Whimsical facial features but missing nose on monkey, and also small chip on spout. Otherwise in excellent condition. 6 1/2" high. 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. Many of the pottery forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1235514 (stock #3035)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Roman Glass Sprinkler Jar, ca. 4th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. Very wide lip, globular body on three short legs. Cylindrical neck with dual pinched handles. 3.070" high and in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1203182 (stock #2052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Three Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jars of various sizes, circa 1st Millennium BCE, 15" jar $1,800, 13" jar $1,500, 11" jar $1,300. All is excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. Neolithic Period, or New Stone Age, the final stage of cultural evolution or technological development among prehistoric humans. It was characterized by stone tools shaped by polishing or grinding, dependence on domesticated plants or animals, settlement in permanent villages, and the appearance of such craf...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1152190 (stock #1771)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
A Splendid Middle Roman Period Pottery Juglet, ca. 200 CE signed by Moshe Dayan and from his collection "Samaria 200 AD". Bulbous in shape with short neck, flaring rim, and two loop handles. Small void in neck for aeration. 5 1/2" in height and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre 1800 item #1190343 (stock #1955)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
18th Century Persian Illuminated Medical Text on Gastronomy, with Bird Motif, ca. 1780. With Persican (Farsi) script on front and reverse which is viewable through glass. 15 1/2" x 11 3/4". In excellent condition. Ex: Antiques of Locust Valley collection, New York. Illuminated manuscripts in Persia did not really develop as an art until the end of the thirteenth, beginning of the fourteenth centuries known as the Timurd period. When the book culture did begin in Central Asia, Persia became the f...