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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1920 item #1391521 (stock #3298)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Antique Islamic Iron Lock in form of a reclining Lion, Ottoman style with gold arabesque markings, ca. late 19th - early 20th Century. 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 5". In excellent condition. Pleasing smile with tail curled over back. Original key included. According to History of Keys, history of mechanical locks started over 6 thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt, where locksmith first managed to create simple but effective pin tumbler lock that was made entirely from wood...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1800 item #1189894 (stock #1951)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Russian Wooden Icon of Archangel Michael, ca. 1800 from Arkhangelsk Region. Egg tempera, old leaf, and gesson on woonden panel. In excellent condition. 10 3/8" x 8 1/2". Michael is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teachings. Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Lutherans refer to him as "Saint Michael the Archangel" and also simply as "Saint Michael". Orthodox Christians refer to him as the "Taxiarch Archangel Michael" or simply "Archangel Michael".