All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388835 (stock #3254)
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 : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178458 (stock #1835)
Large painted Pottery Model of a Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) Seated on its haunches with a teeth-baring expression on face. Covered with white slip and traces of pigment remaining. Bulbous eyes carved in deep relief. Teeth and fangs are defined as is tongue. Wide nostrils, mane in cascading detail on the back with tail curled around lower body. Nails on both paws clearly defined. This is a wonderful, intact piece, large (16 2/8 in.) and expressive features. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184580 (stock #1915)
Quimbaya Pottery Slab Male with tail of Bird, Colombia, Late Classic Period 500 - 1000 CE. Slab male with seated on crouching legs and hands on knees. Slanted eyes and smiling lips with pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Intact with some earthen encrustation but in excellent condition. 12 3/4" high. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1225895 (stock #3024)
A Rare Ancient Near East Core Formed Glass Amphoriskos, ca. 6th - 5th Century BCE. Core forming is the earliest form of glass making techniques. Glass is shaped around the body of a core and removed, then wound colored trails and handles and rim added last. Cobalt blue with conical body and rounded shoulders. Cylindrical neck with opaque yellow and turquoise threads that spirals around body. On custom stand. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1285314 (stock #3088)
Late 18th / Early 19th Century Qing Dynasty Blanc de Chine Porcelain Guan Yin riding a Dragon, village of Dehua, Fujian Province China, ca. 1775 - 1825. With closed eyes and delicate curved fingers holding a ruyi (septre.) Wearing a beaded dress with right foot propped on knee. Dragon has pleasing, smilng face, beaded brows, and furry mane and tail. Intact and in excellent condition. 9" high x 6" wide x 4" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390172 (stock #3279)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221596 (stock #2096)
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.
Monumental Bronze Age Syro-Hittite Pottery Idol, Astarte, Goddess, from the Time of Terach, Father of Abraham, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Found in the Holy Land, with bird-like features characteristic to the style of the region. Large round eyes, pointed nose, and flattened back. Figure with long, curly hair and large headdress protruding from back of head. Several necklaces adorning a slender neck, with hands covering breasts. Figure is 9" high, intact and in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1183425 (stock #1876)
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $3,000: Two Early Ming dynasty Pottery Glazed Equestrian, Horse and Riders, China (1368 - 1644 C.E.) beautiful sancai glazed equestrians with attached heads, various personalities, all in good condition with some age wear. Loss of left foot on red rider, and loss of horses ear on green rider. Both approximately 9 1/2" high. The early Ming dynasty was a period of cultural restoration and expansion...
Monumental 18th Century St Clement's Faience Lion, France, dated 1764 (see image) 26" x 19" x 10 1/2" Majestic Lion holding Burgonet Helmet, Coat of Arms lies on ground at his feet. Some crazing due to age and wear, stabilized crack on base (see image) Otherwise in excellent condition for 18th Century Faience. La Faïencerie de Lunéville - Saint-Clément is the heir of the prestigious earthenware of Lorraine since the 18th century: the Lunéville and the Saint-Clément ...
Victorian Cast Iron Articulated Lion Head from England, Circa 1850 C.E. with remains of pigment and wonderful patina. Curly mane and long fangs. Hinged at the jars for articulation and on custom stand. Mask is 13" high. In excellent condition.Ex: Windsor Antiques, New York. According to Maya Muratov of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, articulation can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. Among the numerous types of Greek terracotta figurines, one group stands out. These are figurines with jointe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1199551 (stock #2026)
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 : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1196910 (stock #1999)
19th Century Balinese Composition Necklace, or collar (four sheet gold with copper backing,) Cabochon Rubies and other semi precious stones. In hardwood box and in excellent condition. Dimensions approximately 5" high x 5" wide. Ex: Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer Asian Art, London England. Legong dancers are always girls who have not yet reached puberty. They begin rigorous training at about the age of five. These dancers are regarded highly in the society and usually become wives of royal pe...
Inca Pottery Bridge Vessel, Andean Mountain Range, 1470 - 1540. Orange-brown double-globular vessel, seated groomers attending a llama, black and white spider web decoration on lobes, professional repair to llama & groomers from original pieces, in excellent condition. 8.5" high.
19th Century Wooden statue of St. Dominic, Spain, ca. 1850 for export to Philippines. Polychrome figure wearing vestments of a Monk. Some loss of pigment due to age and wear and missing left hand. Otherwise in very good condition. 21" high. St. Dominic founder of the Dominican Order and is the patron Saint of Astronomy.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1223837 (stock #3012)
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a god, Canaan ca. 2100 - 1550 BCE. Strong facial features with deep set eyes and long beard. Depicted in the nude with pronounced nipples, arms raised forward and small rounded feet. 3 3/4" high. In excellent condition. Ex: Sasson Ancient Art, Jerusalem. For example see Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures, by Ora Negbi, Institute of Technogology, Tel Aviv University, 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1051182 (stock #1674)
A Cypriot Pottery Zoomorphic Avian Bichrome Juglet, Late Iron Ave, Cypro-Acrhaic 8th Century BCE. In form of duck or bird with line painting across side and back. On tripod legs with head as spout of juglet. 5 1/4" H x 6 1/4" L x 3 3/4" w. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv - Jaffe. According to the Semitic Museum of Harvard University, Iron Age Cypriot pottery was...colorful and often elaborately painted with geometric or figural motifs. Intricate "Free-f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1192206 (stock #1972)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Olmec Pottery Figure, possible ballplayer, wearing a loincloth. Mexico, ca. 1200 - 900 BCE. standing figure in meditative posture with arms held loosely at side. Well-rounded legs curving into slightly arched feet, head tilted downward, wearing loincloth, headband, hat, and earrings. Intact and in excellent condition. On custom stand. Figure 5" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. According to Aztec History, the ancient Olmec civilization is believed to have been centered around the southern Gu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388951 (stock #3261)
Egyptian Fragmentary Bronze Throne of Harpocrates, Late Period 730 - 716 BCE. Dual lions as legs of throne. In excellent condition. 3" x 2 1/2" x 4". On custom stand height if 4". Ex: Sotheby's New York. Harpocrates was the god of silence, secrets and confidentiality in the Hellenistic religion developed in Ptolemaic Alexandria (and also an embodiment of hope, according to Plutarch). Harpocrates was adapted by the Greeks from the Egyptian child god Horus.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186898 (stock #1927)
Maya, Jaine Island, Mold-made standing warrior wearing avian attire. Face emerging from owl's head headdress. Traces of orange, red & white pigment. Ring loop on back for flight-like suspension, Mexico, circa 550 - 950 C.E. 6 3/4" high. Jaina Island is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche. A small limestone island on the Yucatán Peninsula's Gulf coast with only a tidal inlet separating it from the mainland, Jaina served as an elite Maya burial si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389354 (stock #3265)
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. Canaanite religion refers to the group of an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1178444 (stock #1834)
Rare Roosevelt Red Ware Pottery Duck Effigy Jar. With pointed ears, detailed eyes and beak, globular body with feather-like markings. 8" long, excellent condition. Ca. 1150-1400. Ex. Helen Andrews collection, Albuquerque, NM, acquired from Jack Taylor collection, Prescott, AZ. For similar item,see p. 49 Peckham, Stewart. From This Earth (Santa Fe University of New Mexico Press, 1990). Roosevelt Red Ware, also known as Salado Red Ware and Salado Polychrome, is a late prehistoric pottery tradition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1179683 (stock #1843)
This 15th Century Thai Bronze Buddha, Chiang Rung Province, is seated in sattvasana, his right hand in bhumisparsa mudra (hand gesture), the left in the dhyana mudra and wearing a monastic robe which leaves his shoulder bare. His face has a serene expression, with elongated earlobes. Traces of gilt,some age wear and small repair to base, otherwise excellent condition. 13" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388488 (stock #3247)
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388952 (stock #3262)
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1186893 (stock #1926)
Roman Bronze Hydria Attachment of a Siren, wings open as if in mid-flight. Wearing aegis with soft solemn features, her eyes thickly lidded and hair parted and rolled back in braids. Fully laden with overlapping leaf pattern. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E., 6 1/4" high including custom lucite stand. In excellent condition. The Hydria, primarily a pot for fetching water, derives its name from the Greek word for water. Hydriai often appear on painted Greek vases in scenes of women carrying water fro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1184920 (stock #1924)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Roman Bronze of Mood God named Men, of Anatolia. ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Sculptural depictions of the Moon god of Anatolia called "Men" are extremely rare. The god wearing a Phygian cap and clad in layered chiton, standing with weight on right leg and left leg elevated. Head slightly angled downward. Circa 1st Century B.C.E. - 1st Century C.E., Bronze is 5 3/4" high. Loss to limbs but otherwise in excellent condition. Rare find. Mēn (Greek Μήν "month; Moon", presumably influenc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223638 (stock #3008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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. From Syria to t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1201308 (stock #2035)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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. Early warriors are ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1192203 (stock #1971)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152962 (stock #1790)
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192162 (stock #1968)
A fine Maya creamware terracotta cylindrical vessel with broad band containing glyphs. Two geometric step designs in main register. In excellent condition and intact with small chip to inner rim and four stable hairline cracks near rim. Central America, Late Classic, ca. 500 - 800 C.E., 9" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1182726 (stock #1870)
Roman Bronze Gladiators Dagger Hilt, 1st - 2nd Century CE. (Two Parts Not Belonging) Ancient pastiche of Gladiator's bronze dagger topped with icon blade. Eagle and a duck's head motif. Iron blade of sword is rusted and pitted but in tact. Eagle hilt in excellent condition. 15 1/2 inches high with custom stand. Ex: For example of Eagle / Duck chariot fitting see Christie's South Kensington, November 06, 2002, Sale 9482, Lot 107.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207347 (stock #2064)
Moche II Jaguar God Stirrup Vessel, Peru circa 100 - 300 CE. In transition from human to jaguar, with bared fangs and stylized hair he stalks prey. Intact and in excellent condition. 7" high. Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The Pre-Columbian culture knew various jaguar gods, in addition to jaguar demi-gods, (ancestral) protectors, and transformers.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1200363 (stock #2033)
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. For about the first half of its ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183818 (stock #1898)
Sold Separately: Two Pair Apulian Pottery Gnathia Ware Epichysis. Vessels used for pouring wine and characterized by long neck and spout, with a high looped handle. One in ovoid shape with large wreaths on body centered by rosette, other pair is reel-shaped with grape vines on shoulders and band or key across body. All vessels with a mold-made lion-head mask where handle joins the rim, circa 340 - 320 BCE. Some chips and wear due to age and use. Ovoid pair is 8" high, Reel-shaped pair is 6 1/2"....