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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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184564 (stock #1913)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Chimu Lambayeque Double Bodied Pottery Whistle, Peru, ca 1100 - 1400 CE. Whistle depicting the deity figure seated within the peaks of vegetation, holds pods in each hand. Tunic decorated with rows of similar tubers and wearing a crescentic headdress. Bridge-spout joining an ovoid spouted body and forming a whistle. Painted in reddish brown and tan. Repair to handle as seen in image, and some wear due to age, but in overall great condition. 8 1/8" high. Ex: Fredrick Landmann collection...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207347 (stock #2064)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184326 (stock #1906)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Domed shaped bridged vessel with polychromed Prolific Deity consuming victim. Female head with long tresses extending from shoulder to body of vessel, claw-like hands encircled with a hem of Pretty Ladies, painted in reddish brown, plum, tan, cream and black. Minor mineral deposits and a few chips on base, otherwise intact. 7" high. Circa 400 - 600 C.E., Ex. Estate of Kate Kemper, London, Switzerland...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1126385 (stock #1750)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,200.00
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Altar Table from the Shanxi Province China, ca. 1821 - 1850. Handcarved with intricate woodwork and peony motic. Table is 32" high x 57 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide. Some wear due to age and use but in very good condition. Ex: T.K. Asian Antiques, New York, NY. Construction of traditional wooden Chinese furniture is based primarily of solid wood pieces connected solely using woodworking joints, and rarely using glue or metallic nails...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1239969 (stock #3046)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,200.00
Three Roman Bronze Mythical Griffin Heads mounted on custom stand. Ca. Late 2nd - Early 3rd Century CE. Each with open beak and protruding tongue. Bronze Heads are 1 1/2 high, on stand 6" high. Some restoration, but in excellent condition. Ex: Bonhams Knightbridge, London. In the Iron Age the griffin was again prominent in both Asia and Greece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1223921 (stock #3019)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
A fine Roman Green Glass Globular Vessel, ca. 1st - 4th Century CE. with dual green handles and wide mouth. 4 1/2" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209492 (stock #2076)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Persian Avian Pottery Juglet, Circa 3rd Millennium BCE, in globular form with neck of juglet in shape of a bird' s head. Bulbous eyes, opened beak, some earthen encrustation due to age but intact and in excellent condition. 8 1/4" High. Ex: Barakat Gallery, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1182719 (stock #1868)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Exceptional 14th Century Majapahit, Javanese volcanic stone head of Hindu God Brahma, the Creator, with four heads facing in the four Cardinal directions, hair rising to a tall domed adorned topknot. Compare with the complete figure of Brahma at the Norton Simon Museum, P.1998.1, and at Christie's NY Indian and Southeast Asian Art 31 Mar, 2005 lot 106, 14th Century C.E., on rotating custom stand. In excellent condition, h. 13" The Majapahit Empire, Karaton Majapahit, Indonesian was a vast thalas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1182427 (stock #1859)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Veracruz Pottery Shaman Vessel, Remojadas, Classic, Mexico, ca. 450-650 CE. Unusual double chambered form, Shaman figure with upraised right arm and diminutive legs emerging from the sides. High shaven forehead and wearing a loop nose ring and earrings. Chest protected by a shield. Painted reddish brown and buff. Some repair and also damage as seen in photos, otherwise in very good condition. 12 3/4" High. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Remojadas is a name applied to a culture, an archaeological site, ...
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 Frog Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a frog with an erection. 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. 600 - 900 C.E., On custom stand, 8 1/2" high. According to Mexico lore, this F...
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. Large, hollow ceramic figu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1136922 (stock #1762)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183663 (stock #1890)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Magnificent Maya Blackware Vessel, cylindrical form, incised to depict three panels with stylized animals on vertical bands, traces of red pigment, intact and in excellent condition, Late Classic, circa 550 - 950 C.E., 8" high x 3 3/4" diameter. Ex: Property of a European Private collection. Acquired in El Salvador. According to an article by David Hoffmann, a host & travel producer, The Ancient Maya Civilization has to be one of the most fascinating societies of Central America. They thrived fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1212293 (stock #2087)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Etruscan Bronze Hydria Handle with Lion and Monkey heads, ca. 5th - 4th Century BCE. Top of handle in form of stylized lion's head with two monkeys. Palmette adorns the bottom of handle. Greenish overall patina overall. In excellent condition. 5 1/4" high x 4 1/4" wide. Ex: Bonhams & Brooks, Knightbridge.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1224415 (stock #3020)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
A large Roman Green Glass Jug, ca 1st - 4th Century CE. Wide funnel mouth and side handle with some patina due to age and use. 7 3/4" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking techniques practiced by the Egyptians and Syrians, the techniqu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184537 (stock #1909)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Vessel of a Man and Consort, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Terracotta hollow vessel, male figure on seat of authority with ceremonial costume. Stylized Consort stands on shoulders appears above head. 10 1/2" high, in very good condition with some repair to Consort. 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. It was developed in an area o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1198541 (stock #2011)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Persian Zoomorphic Jug, Iron Age II circa 1000 - 800 BCE. spherical body with flat base and strap handle. Cylindrical spout consisting of zoomorphic creature with large oval eyes. Traces of pigment remain on body. One ear partially broken, but otherwise in excellent condition. 5 3/4" high. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffe.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199091 (stock #2012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Rare Persian Zoomorphic jug with custom iron stand, Circa 1000 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Jug stands 8 1/2" high with spherical body and flaring cylindrical neck and zoomorphic creature as spout (possibly a bull head.) Some earthen encrustation due to age but in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184570 (stock #1914)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Colima Pottery Tlaloc Incensario in Janus form looking into the future while looking into the past, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. The Aztec god of rain, agriculture, fire, and the south. The obverse deity surmounted by two intertwined snakes. Strong facial features with large protruding eyes, hands on his knees. Reverse side without hands and smaller head. One of four legs professionally reattached from original piece. One leg professionally reattached and in excellent condition. 14 3/4" high. E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1183790 (stock #1896)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Two Roman Bronze Actor's Mask Protome, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. One wearing the winged headdress of Mercury, inlaid eyes, long stands of hair with open mouth Retail $3,800. The other similarly rendered but missing the inlaid eyes and winged headdress $3,500, both in excellent condition, 4" on custom lucite stands. Ex: Bonham's, London.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1335234 (stock #3156)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,750.00
Byzantine / Early Chjristian Green Glass Juglet, ca 6th - 7th Century CE. Mould-blown with square body, cylindrical neck, and funnel shaped rim. Sides are decorated as follows: a) Shrine with triangular gable and hanging lamp. b) vertical Tabula Ansata with net pattern. c) Shrine with triangular gable and hanging lamp. d) Net pattern. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Jerusalem. (Bineth Gallery of Fine Art) Literature: Moussaieff coll., p.44. Israel Museum coll., (H) no. 452. Oppenlander coll., no....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1209629 (stock #2081)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,700.00
Large Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Jug, circa 3rd Millennium BCE, from ancient India, Pakistan region. Neck of jug with zoomorphic animal with small eyes and ears. With geometric patterns encircling body and neck in colors of red, brown and buff. 9" high and intact with some earthen encrustation and a small chips on bottom convex bottom from age, but in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183413 (stock #1874)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,600.00
Sold Separately for $1,800 Two Aztec Pottery Ceremonial Cercers with Portrait Head & Rattle, Mexico, ca. 550 - 950 CE. Painted black & red with unglazed areas, applied stylized human head with clearly defined features on base. Open geometric pattern, Both are repaired from original pieces with restoration over the break lines. 5 1/4" high x 8 5/8 long x 4 3/4" wide. Incense burners (or censers) are a regular part of household artifact inventories at Aztec-period sites in central Mexico. People m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1223357 (stock #3002)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Ancient Silver Tetrobol of Akanthos, Greek, Classical Period, ca. 430 - 390 BCE. Mint: Akanthos, Macedonia. Diameter: 15 mm, weight: 3.38 gm silver. 13.8 gr. 18K Contemporary Gold. Catalogue: Brett, Greek Coins (MFA) Obverse: Forepart of a bull, kneeling to left on foreleg, head 3/4 view, border of dots> Inscription in Greek, above is A = Alpha, Reverse: Forepart square incuse with smooth surfaces. Akanthos was founded by 7th century BCE (the archaeology suggests 655 BCE) by colonists from Andro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1389723 (stock #3274)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Tang Dynasty marble sculpture of a crouching Buddhistic Lion. China (618 - 907 CE) Fierce expression with barred fangs, curly man, down on all fours. Professional restoration to upper, otherwise in excellent condition. 6" x 5 1/2" x 4". Ex: Christie's South Kensington, LTD. The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. Historians generally regard the Tang as a high point in Chinese civ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206306 (stock #2057)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Early Bronze Age Amphora with basket weave design, circa 3100 - 2900 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. 7 1/2" high and 7" wide. Intact with chip on one side due to age and wear, but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. 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: apsidal, with a curve at one end; ellipsoidal, with both ends curving; or, occasi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1388109 (stock #3236)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Casas Grandes Pottery Polychrome Human Effigy Bowl, ca. 1150 - 1250 CE. Buff, brown, and black pigment. In excellent condition. 7 1/2" x 7" x 7". Ex: Christie's New York. Casas Grandes (Spanish for Great Houses; also known as Paquimé) is a prehistoric archaeological site in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Casas Grandes is one of the largest and most complex Mogollon culture sites in the region. Settlement began after 1130 CE, and would see the larger buildings developed into multi-stor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192200 (stock #1970)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Rare Pottery Seven Pronged Menorah (Temple) Oil Lamp from the Talmudic Period, ca. 300 - 400 CE. Found in the Holy Land & encased in custom olive wood and lucite box. Lamp is 4 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. Rabbinic Jewish Period of Talmud Development (70 - 500 CE.) The Talmud (Menahot 28b) states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah therefore has eight main branches, plus the middle ninth lamp set apart as the shamash (servan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002405 (stock #1646)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Maya Polychrome Tripod Cylinder, ca. 600 - 900 CE, from Ulua Valley Honduras. Standing on short feet. Wide center band with zoomorphic creatures in profile. Upper and lower bands with geometric elements, figures and heads in profile. 8" H x 6 3/4" D. Intact and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1190074 (stock #1952)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche III Pottery Vessel of a Sacrificial Captive, probably to the God Ai Apaec (The Decapitator.) A robust, nude male prisoner sitting cross-legged gazing resolutely forward. Wearing a flaring head ornament molded with a tentacled octopus motif. Hands of captive are bound behind back. Pigment of reddish brown and cream. Circa 200 - 500 C.E. Some wear due to age but intact and in very good condition. 11 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391461 (stock #3293)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", on stand 2 1/2" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cultural depictions of lions are known in European, African and Asian countries. The lion has been an important symbol to humans for tens of thousands of years. The earliest graphic representations feature lions as organized hunters with great strength, strategies, and skills. In later depictions of human cultural ceremonies...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389775 (stock #3278)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Recumbent Lion, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 2" x 5/8", on custom stand 2 1/2" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD, Jerusalem. Lions have been widely used in sculpture to provide a sense of majesty and awe, especially on public buildings. Lions were bold creatures and many ancient cities would have an abundance of lion sculptures to show strength in numbers as well. This usage dates back to the origin of civilization. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1129936 (stock #1754)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Etruscan Miniature Bronze of a Recumbent Lion, ca 6th - 5th Century BCE. On all fours with front paws outstretched. With pleasing facial features, almond eyes and incised fur, mane, and tail. In excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York. 1 1/2" high x 2 1/2" long. On stand 2" high. Cf. Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg collection, image 105, page 126. According to Mark Cartwright at Ancient History Encyclopedia, the Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the 8th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184303 (stock #1903)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Spectacular framed and mounted Egyptian Sarcophagus Cartonnage / Wooden Mummiform Mask. Remnants of cartonnage fabric wrap and gesso. Original polychrome visible for a large portion of mask. Some wear due to age. Mask 11" x 8" mounted in custom shadow box with dimensions of 23" x 19" x 4". ca. Late Dynastic Period,4th Century BCE. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd., Jerusalem. Cartonnage is a type of material used in Ancient Egyptian funerary masks from the First Intermediate Period to the Roman era. It was ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153670 (stock #1817)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Chaco Puerco Pottery Three Lobe Pitcher, Arizona Territory, ca. 950 - 1050 CE. Found at Clint's Well Arizona (Coconino County) in 1987. Painted with scrolling design of black on red while skeleton adorns handle. 6 1/2" high x 4" diameter. In excellent condition with slight wear to rim. Ex: Robert Andrews collection, Alburquerque, NM. The Anasazi people were farmers who not only built homesteads and small villages across the Four Corners region, but also built a great cultural capital in Chaco ...