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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152962 (stock #1790)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Iron Age III Pottery Bull with Bridle, ca. 800-586 BCE. Pottery figures of animals were very common in this region from the 4th millennium BCE and onwards, but especially during the Iron Age. Stylized bull has a bridle and a bit. Incised eyes and long tail curving towards one leg. Horns repaired, but otherwise in excellent shape and appealingly crafted. 6" in height. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1184769 (stock #1918)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1192203 (stock #1971)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,700.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223638 (stock #3008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,800.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Rare Middle Bronze Age I Twin Jug, Canaanite, ca. 1950 BCE. Bridged and intact with encrustation due to age, incised with puncture design around both necks. In excellent condition. 4" high x 9 1/2" long x 4 3/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Around 1950 BCE, urban life revived in Canaan. For the first time, palaces were built in the largest settlements. These palace-towns controlled nearby villages and vied with one another for power...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388952 (stock #3262)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Rare Miniature Roman Winged Griffin, ca. 1st Century CE. Upper part of a handle. Beautiful casting with black patina. In excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2", on custom stand height is 2 3/4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389354 (stock #3265)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Canaanite Bronze Figure of a Warrior God, ca Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Solid cast figure holding a club in right hand. Standing with feet together. In excellent condition. 4" x 1" x 1", on custom stand height is 5". Cf. Christie's NY 12/18/1996, lot 39. The land of Canaan, which comprises the modern regions of Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. At the time when Canaanite religion was practiced, Canaan was divided into various city-states...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388488 (stock #3247)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Handle with three Lion's Head. Lion Head in center flanked by foreparts of two lions. Palmette on bottom of handle. In excellent condition. On custom stand handle is 6 1/2". Handle is 4 1/2" x 3" x 2". A hydria is a type of water-carrying vessel in the metalwork and pottery of Ancient Greece. The hydria has three handles. Two horizontal handles on either side of the body of the pot were used for lifting and carrying the pot.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1223837 (stock #3012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a god, Canaan ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1178287 (stock #1832)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Exquisite Khmer Stone Torso of goddess Uma, carved gray stone with fitted traditional sampot cloth, incised floral pattern on drapery. Head and limbs lost in antiquity. Torso repaired from original pieces and right arm reattached, light surface encrustation, otherwise in wonderful condition. Mounted on black custom base, Cambodia, Bayon Period, circa 13th Century, Stone is 19" x 7" x 5", stand is 4" x 8" x 7". Ex: Al Stendahl collection, Los Angeles. According to The Art Institute of Chicago, Um...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1199551 (stock #2026)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Rare South Arabian Bronze Horse Head Protome, circa 2nd Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Engraved mane and inlaid eyes beneath heavy ribbed brows. Braided harness with blinders behind eyes. Two holes for attachment at bas of neck. Missing one ear but otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/2" high. Ex: Property of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recogniz...
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 : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390172 (stock #3279)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Syro-Hittite Black Steatite Figure of Twin Lions, column base, (1180 - 700 BCE) Intact and in excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Collection number on bottom. Authentic example of Tell Tayinat Twin Lions discovered in 1930. According to The History Blog, “The presence of lions, or sphinxes and colossal statues astride the Master and Animals motif in the citadel gateways of the Neo-Hittite royal cities of Iron Age Syro-Anatolia continued a Bronze Ag...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388835 (stock #3254)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Roman Bronze of Lion, right paw raised, with Serpent on Lion's head and back. ca. 2nd - 4th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. 4 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2", on custom stand 5 1/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1286980 (stock #3090)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
A Byzantine Bronze Censer with Cross Motif, 6th - 7th Century CE. The circular bowl with three attachment loops on the rim, suspended from three chains with central cross pendants bearing a geometric design and attachment hook above. In custom lucite case. Bronze Censer is 21" long with bowl 4" diameter. In excellent condition with beautiful patina. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd, Jerusalem. Byzantium was the ancient Greek city on the site that later became Constantinople (modern Istanbul). It was founded ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353848 (stock #3205)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Finely decorated Etruscan Pottery Oinochoe, ca. 7th Century BCE. Ovoid body finely incised with a band of scales. Rays above ring foot. 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Professional repair to lip from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. According to the Oxford University Classical Art Research Centre, the term oinochoe (pl. oinochoai; Greek oinos - wine and cheo - I pour) is appropriate to this shape and illustrations of it in use, and appears to hav...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1199420 (stock #2019)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Sabaean, South Arabian Alabaster Male Portrait Head with flat, rectangular top and back. Recessed eyes to accept inlays, arching incised brows, long triangular nose and small mouth. Such sculptures are among the most familiar and most highly prized products of the South Arabian fringe, the area which now lies within Yemen. Circa 1st Century C.E. 8" high. Nose repaired but otherwise in excellent condition. (see Sotheby's Antiquities NY, 10 Dec 2008, lot 64, Sold for $10,625 USD)Ex: Windsor Antiqu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389727 (stock #3276)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze figure of a recumbent Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. With gaping jaw and bulging eyes, the mane a mass of wavy hair on the sides, incised rows on the top, his tail curving on to his flank, a tapering pin, square in section, protruding from the back suggesting the figure served as a support. In excellent condition 1 1/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/4", on custom stand 2" high. Ex: Christie's New York. Assyria was a major Semitic-speaking Mesopotamian kingdom and empire of the anc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184305 (stock #1904)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
From the Time of Moses: a Rare Anthropoid Terracotta Sarcophagus Lid with almond shaped eyes, defined facial features with arms crossing chest. On custom stand. Excellent condition, 18" x 11" x 5 1/2", New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, ca 14th - 13th Century BCE. In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel. The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. The Eighteenth ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1206297 (stock #2056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Ancient Persian Sgraffiato Bowl from Medieval Nishapur Iran (9th - 10th Century CE) the richest oasis and chief city of the eastern province of Khorasan, situated along the Silk Road. In colors of green, brown and cream with geometric and floral patterns. Professionally repaired from original pieces this magnificent bowl now in excellent condition. 12 1/4" diameter. Ex: Hadji Baba, London. Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Islamic World, 1987, fig. 12 p. 24.ISBN 0-87099-461-1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1182440 (stock #1861)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,000.00
This large wheel thrown storage jar from Susa, Southwestern Iran, ca. 3rd millennium BCE, has a buff spherical body with a short neck and a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with two spread wing eagles facing left and two smaller birds in profile. The remainder of the body is ornamented with wavy lines. 14 1/2" high x 14 1/2" diameter. This particular eagle design has been found on numerous vessels excavated in Susa and nearby sites between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Some minor chips to ridge and so...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388828 (stock #3253)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,000.00
Assyrian Stone Crouching Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Finely carved with ears flat and showing fangs. Loss of front feet, but otherwise in excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 3" x 3/4". Ex: Christie's NY. It seems that the killing of lions was reserved in Mesopotamia for royalty, and kings were often shown in art doing so. There may have been a religious dimension to the activity. A surviving letter on a clay tablet records that when a lion entered a house in the provinces, it had to b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223643 (stock #3009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,500.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I Bridge Twin Jug, Canaanite ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. With side handles and pigment remaining on twin bodies of vessel. Puncture design incisions around each neck. Intact with encrustation due to age. Rare and in excellent condition.7 1/2" high x 14 1/2" long x 6 1/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffe. The Early Bronze Age I is marked by rural proto-urban (unwalled) cities. The EB I is continuous with the Chalcolithic, especially in the north. Houses are mostly either:...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre AD 1000 item #1209488 (stock #2075)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,500.00
Monumental and rare Indus Valley Civilization Painted Pottery Bowl, 3rd Millennium BCE. Hand painted with motif of stylized water buffalo under tree and a frieze of multiple Ibex surrounding rim. Old private collection number beginning with 200 visible on body. Some earthen encrustation, small chip to rim and one stabilized rift but otherwise in very good condition. 8 1/4" high x 8 1/4" diameter. Ex: Barakat Gallery, CA. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1041179 (stock #1661)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century German Silver Chanukah Lamp. Topped with Crown and fan shaped body with two crowned lions holding Decalogue (Ten Commandments) written in Hebrew. Two Lion oil fonts adorn top while eight lion form oil lamps with flip top heads stand on base behind chain. Pair of recumbent lions flank the oil lamps. 11 1/2" high x 13" long x 5" deep and in excellent condition. Ex: Furman collection, New York
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189119 (stock #1944)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$13,000.00
Gallo Roman Limestone Head possibly depicting Emperor Macrinus (164 - 218 CE). Found in Cologne or Trier (Treves.) Gallo Roman describes the Romanized culture of Gaul (present day France) under the rule of the Roman Empire. His beard neatly detailed, the hair sculpted neatly around face, large heavy lids, recessed irises, and thinly curved lips. Some pigment remaining. Obvious damage to nose but otherwise in excellent condition. 2nd Century C.E. Head is 12" high, on stand 18 3/4" high x 8 1/4" w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353846 (stock #3204)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$18,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/4" x 7" x 2 3/4". Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. Left leg professionally repaired from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. A group of similar horse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353845 (stock #3203)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$22,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" x 3 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. A group of similar horses was exhibited in 1975 at the Victoria and Alber...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1150723 (stock #1767)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$35,000.00
Magnificent Tang Dynasty Pottery Bactrian Camel & Foreign Rider worthy of any International Museum. China (618-907 A.D.) T.L. Tested for Authenticity. A monumental artifact that expresses great motion. The camel stands four square on a plinth has head raised and mouth open with his tail swinging. The foreign rider is very detailed with pointed cap and beard with one arm raised. A small amount of the original paint remains on the camel. This piece is in excellent condition and measures 28 inches ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1333761 (stock #3153)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Chinese Cloissonne Brush Bowl, ca. 1920. Adorned with pleasing floral motif. Small foot with and Chinese calligraphy on bottom. Small "ding" as shown in images. Otherwise in very good condition. 2 1/2" high x 8 1/2" diameter. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by fi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388472 (stock #3246)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Middle Bronze Age II Globular Pottery Jar, ca. 2150 - 1550 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Buff in color, round in shape, expressive, wide neck. Intact and in excellent condition, 4" x 3" x 3". Pottery and ceramics have been produced in the Levant since prehistoric times. This period is divided into three different sub periods: MBII A, B, and C. We shall see that B and C are closer linked than A. This period is diagnosed by the well-burnished red slip so often seen in the corresponding layers at di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1272021 (stock #3072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Cambodian Wooden Cow Clapper, Cowbell, ca. early 20th Century. Polychrome wood 5 1/2" H x 9 1/2 L x 3 1/2 D. It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly the use of cow bells began, but the earliest examples of truly recognizable cow bells date back to the Iron Age. A cowbell is a bell worn by freely roaming livestock, making animals easier to locate should they wander off. Although they are typically referred to as "cow bells", due to their extensive use with cattle, the bells are used on a wide va...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1126376 (stock #1748)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Magnificent Japanese Carved Ivory Striding Lion on custom Rosewood Base, ca. 1920. 2 1/4" high x 9" long. Fierce expression with bared fangs and protruding tongue. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Signed and Dated, Qing Dynasty Scholar's Ink Stone with motif of Chinese Temple and Landscape, Shanxi Province. Chinese calligraphy translates to "Strength and Self Confidence." Intact and in excellent condition. 10" x 5 1/2" x 3". Ex: Lovell Hall, Portland, Maine. The inkstone is Chinese in origin and is used in calligraphy and painting. Extant inkstones date from early antiquity in China. The device evolved from a rubbing tool used for rubbing dyes dating around 6000 to 7000 years ago. The ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1367791 (stock #3218)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Chalcolithic, Tepe Sialk Iran, Terracotta Bowl with Ibex, Horned Animals. ca. 5000 - 4000 Century BCE. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 2 3/4" x 7 5/8" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #59.1 Chalcolithic Bowl with Horned Animals. Chalcolithic (transition from stone to metal) painted wares developed on the Iranian plateau and in the western mountains. Like much of the pottery from Iran in the Chalcolithic Period (ca. 5500-4000 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1202402 (stock #2042)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Quimbaya Slab Seated Female with Gold Nose Ring, Colombia, 1000 - 1450 CE. Seated with outstretched legs and arms. Slanted eyes and pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Professional repair to torso from original piece. 13" high. In excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas and Risaralda in Col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1353875 (stock #3206)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Luminescent Byzantine Glass Jar with Purple Swirls, Constantinople, ca 4th - 5th. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. According to Art History Summary, Byzantine period glass offers the possibility of creating not only beautiful glass mosaic, but it also applies to the glassware for windows. Those magnificent paints made of colored glass were made to get the viewer’s attention on the characters and narratives scenes represented in them. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1183839 (stock #1901)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Mathura Red Sandstone Head of a Man, India, Kushan Period, ca. 1st - 3rd Century. Very finely modeled with ovoid face and gently rounded chin. Sharpened nose and pursed lips. 4" high x 4" wide x 4" deep. On stand height is 7". In excellent condition. Artifact is lobed / flat on back of head. Mathura has an ancient history. According to the Archeological Survey of India plaque at the Mathura Museum, the city is mentioned in the oldest Indian epic, the Ramayana. In the epic, the Ikshwaku prince Sh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1136922 (stock #1762)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Set of Eight Luristan Bronze Zoomorphic Bells, Ancient Iran, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Various shapes and sizes of bronze cage bells with birds, rams and other animals. Four on individual custom lucite stands while four miniature bells on one custom lucite stand. All in excellent condition. Ex: Teddy Kollek collection. First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C. and characterized by a ...