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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1189034 (stock #1942)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Brilliant Proto Nazca blue and red burial textile panels framed in one shadow box (detail shown.) Southern Coast of Peru (ca. 400 BCE - 01 CE) Frame is 34 1/2" high x 41 1/2" wide. In excellent condition. The Nazca culture (also Nasca) was the archaeological culture that flourished from 400 BCE to 800 CE beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley (Silverman and Proulx, 2002)...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1189779 (stock #1946)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,900.00
Rio Magdalena Pottery Burial Urn of a Female riding a turtle, Colombia ca. 1200 - 1500 CE. Cylindrical body with a stylized turtle projecting on the front, arms out-stretched, four lug handles encircling the shoulder. Surmounted by a domed lid with a seated female figure on top with slender arms and hands outspread on the knees, the face with ears and septum pierced for ornaments. In excellent condition. 24 3/4" high on custom stand. Pottery Urn is 23" x 8" x 11" Ex: Sotheby's New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high. Guan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin) is the Chinese name of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189785 (stock #1948)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Roman Bone Votive Idol, Carving of standing Goddess, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with tightly wrapped tunic. Head facing forward with hair pulled up and bound under a headdress. Thin lips pursed in a slight smile. Head reattached from original piece. On custom stand. Roman, 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 5 1/2" high. According to Archer St...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1189894 (stock #1951)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
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".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1190074 (stock #1952)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Moche III Pottery Vessel of a Sacrificial Captive, probably to the God Ai Apaec (The Decapitator.) 11 1/2" x 7" x 7". Ex Sotheby's New York. 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1190080 (stock #1953)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Small but stunning Roman Bronze Winged Cupid, ca. 1st - 3rd Century. Depicted as a young winged boy standing with weight on slightly bent left leg. Muscular body with outstretched arms. Hair pulled back in to a chignon and falling in ringlets. Loss of left hand but otherwise in very good condition. 2 1/2 high x 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/8" deep. On custom stand height is 3 3/4". The Roman god of love and the son of Venus...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Miniature Romano - British bronze figure of a bound Captive, ca 1st Century CE. Bearded figure with long hair seated and leaning forward. A rope tied around his neck, hands continuing down to his feet which are also bound. Pierced below and through the side for attachment. Cf. no. 105 in Merhav, et. al., A glimpse into the Past, The Joseph Ternbach collection. In excellent condition, 2nd Century CE. 1 3/4" high. Ex: Christie's New York. The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1191850 (stock #1965)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
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...'. The Col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192014 (stock #1967)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Chalcolithic Pottery Vessels, ca. 4400 - 3300 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. One a reddish pottery amphora at 4" high and one buff pottery flanged vessel at 3 3/4" high. Both intact and in excellent condition. The discovery of the metal in the Chalcolithic Age resulted in the development of trade between the local or remote civilizations, and they established a well network of trading centers where they had exchanged commodities. This caused the invention and development of wr...
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 : 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. Muslim tradition mention several compani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1192343 (stock #1974)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$75.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Cast bronze garment fasteners, a popular decorative element for Roman togas, each with a spring-loaded pin. In good condition. Ca. 2nd Century C.E. Various sizes up to 1 1/2". Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. In turn, fibulae were replaced as clothing fasteners b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre AD 1000 item #1192361 (stock #1975)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
Very large framed Qing Dynasty Ancestor Painting of a Couple on rice paper with silk border. Circa 1870. One small fissure due to age and use, but otherwise in excellent condition. 71" x 43 1/2" frame size. The ancestors were almost always depicted nearly live-size in a frontal pose, usually seated in an elaborately carved chair draped in brocade or fur, with a lavish carpet at their feet. Some of the ancestors wore semiformal winter gowns or fur-trimmed robes with elaborate insignia that procla...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1192368 (stock #1976)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$425.00
Late Qing dynasty Dual Portraits of a Male and Female. On rice paper with silk border. Circa 1900 and each in excellent condition. Each frame is 22 1/2" x 17". The ancestors were almost always depicted nearly live-size in a frontal pose, usually seated in an elaborately carved chair draped in brocade or fur, with a lavish carpet at their feet. Some of the ancestors wore semiformal winter gowns or fur-trimmed robes with elaborate insignia that proclaimed their rank or princely status. The only di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1195167 (stock #1977)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$200.00
Textile is now framed. Qing dynasty multi-color textile baby carrier. China, Circa 1880. In excellent condition. Frame size 39 1/4" x 27 1/4".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1195198 (stock #1979)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Japanese Ivory netsuke of group of seals, one with Shishi (guardian lion) as grip. On reverse is shape of half pumpkin. All carved with archaic characters including Shozan and Ju. Unsigned. Edo Period ca. 1850 C.E. In excellent condition. 3/4" high x 1 1/4 wide x 1 1/2 deep. Ex: Malcolm Fairley, Ltd
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1195222 (stock #1981)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Found in The Levant, A Pottery Magic or Incantation Bowls designed in the Aramaic language with Hebrew letters that spiral to middle of bowl. Buried upside down under a home the spell set a trap for the succubus Lilith and other evil demon gods. Bowl with Serpent motif (6" diameter x 3" deep.) Circa 3rd Century C.E. In excellent condition. Ex: Biblical Artifacts, Jerusalem. According to Dr Dan Levene, a Reader of Jewish History and Culture at The Department of History and The Parkes Institute fo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1195846 (stock #1983)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$300.00
Miniature Ivory okimono of Fukurokuju, Japanese god of happiness, wealth, and longevity from the Edo Period, circa 1860s. Pleasing facial features, elongated forehead, long whiskers, and shortened legs. 1 3/4" high. Fukurokuju is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology. It has been theorized that he is a Japanese assimilation of the Chinese Three Star Gods (Fulushou) embodied in one deity. Most related in appearance to the Chinese star god Shou, he is the God of wisdom and longevity. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1195857 (stock #1984)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Qing Dynasty hand carved elmwood table with two ornately carved drawers. Very heavy and sturdy in construction, dimensions are 32" x 37" x 36". China, Shanxi Province, ca 1880 C.E. In excellent condition. Chop mark for export in drawer.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1195867 (stock #1986)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$675.00
A Roman green glass double balsamarium with applied handles reaching from shoulder to rim and beautiful patina. Roman ca. 2nd - 3rd century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 3/4" high. A balsamarium is an ancient vessel for holding balsam, a sweet smelling oil or soothing ointment. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1196139 (stock #1987)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
A Roman dark green glass double balsamarium with a glass thread spiraling horizontally around upper body and applied handles reaching from shoulder to rim. Roman ca. 2nd - 3rd century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 4" high. A balsamarium is an ancient vessel for holding balsam, a sweet smelling oil or soothing ointment. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1196164 (stock #1989)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
SOLD AS A GROUP: Five Parthian Pottery Vessels, a Turquoise Glazed Juglet, ancient Iran, 3rd - 1st Century BCE. With solid splayed foot, globular body with encircling under glaze grove on shoulder, cylindrical neck and handle. 6" high. Minor chips on lip and encrustations due to age, but in very good condition. Center Jug with handle Ex: Tarshish Gallery, Israel. Remaining four vessels Ex: Christie's New York. The Parthians largely adopted the art, architecture, religious beliefs, and royal insi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1196166 (stock #1990)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$775.00
Roman Amber Glass vessel with flared lip, long neck and ribbed cylindrical body on custom stand. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century. 4 3/4" high, intact and in excellent condition. 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 Syrian; the technique of blowing glass into light a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1196176 (stock #1991)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Line painted Early Bronze Age I spouted vessel with side flanges. Ovid body with tapering small flat base and raised rounded rim. Circa 3100 - 1850 B.C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 8 3/4" high. Some wear due to age, but in very good condition. Ex: Tarshish Gallery, Israel. 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 e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1196324 (stock #1993)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Three Japanese Ivory Netsuke heads from the Noh Theater, Japan, ca. 1920. Each incised with various characters of the theater and signed on reverse by artist. All in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Size of each is approximately 1 3/4" high. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japane...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1196343 (stock #1994)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$20.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $20 EACH. Internal Revenue Stamps for Special Tax for Retail Liquor Dealer assigned to Hotel Lenox, Boston, MA, dated 1905. Trustee Bond for Erie Railroad Co. dated 1941. Stock Certificate for Philadelphia Bourse dated 1895.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1196355 (stock #1995)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$300.00
Edo Period, Circa 1865, Japanese Bronze/Copper Flashed Figural Inkwell of a male sitting on one leg. Straining facial expression as he holds large Japanese bell. Upturned the bell is lidded inkwell with original 19th Century glass to hold ink. In excellent condition. 3" high. On Japanese New Years Eve, right on the stroke of midnight, Buddhist temples around Japan ring the tsura-gane bell 108 times. Buddhists believe that mankind has 108 serious sins or defilements that stop them from reaching n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1196367 (stock #1996)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Picturesque America; The Land We Live In. Vol. I,II, Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Artists engravings include Granville Perkins, Thomas Moran, William Hart, and Harry Fenn just to name a few. Volumes are 13" x 10 1/2" x 2 1/2". Shown is one engraving example. In very good condition. Picturesque America was a two-volume set of books describing and illustrating the scenery of America, published by D. Appleton and Company of New York in 1872 and 1874 and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1196371 (stock #1997)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,900.00
Found in Syria, Roman stylized head of Griffin with deep eye sockets. With bulging eyes, hooked beak, and spiky mane. Folds on neck and above eyes. Basalt is the most common type of solidified lava; a dense dark gray fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene. Circa 2nd Century C.E. Head is 6 1/2: high attached on custom stand. Ex: Christie's New York, Private Japanese collection, 1980s. Griffin-type creatures combining raptor heads and mammalian bodi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1196910 (stock #1999)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3500.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1198280 (stock #2004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$225.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Roman Bone Handles incised with geometric patterns originally from functional utensils. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Each approximately 5" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Israel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198407 (stock #2006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$195.00
Roman Bronze Eagle Head on custom stand, probably from a small knife. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. 1" high without stand. Small loss between eyes but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's, London. The eagle was extremely important to the Roman military, beyond merely being a symbol of a legion. A lost standard was considered an extremely grave occurrence, and the Roman military often went to great lengths to both protect a standard and to recover it if lost; for example, see the afterma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198413 (stock #2007)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, First mayor of unified Jerusalem. Two Luristan (ancient Western Iran) Bronze Seals on custom lucite stand. Beautiful patina and geometric patterns on both. Iron Age, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Lorestān bronze is a term referring to a set of Early Iron Age bronze artifacts of various individual forms which have been recovered from Lorestān and Kermanshah areas in west-central Iran. They include a great number of weapons, ornaments, t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1198422 (stock #2008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Found in the Holy Land, Ancient Persian Buff Pottery Decanter with animal head as central figure. ca. 586 - 330 BCE. Intact with some earthen encrustation due to age. In excellent condition. 11" high. Ex: David Hacohen collection, Israel. David Hacohen (born 20 October 1898, died 19 February 1984) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1949 and 1953, and again from 1955 until 1969. Born in Gomel in the Russian Empire (today in Belarus), Hacohen was educated at a ...