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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1199554 (stock #2027)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Sold as a pair $750 or individual $400, Neolithic Stone Axe Heads, ca. 4000 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Each stone is approximately 1 1/2" high x 3 3/4" long x 3/4" deep. Ex: W. Lebenstein collection, Jerusalem. The polished Neolithic stone axe, a heavy implement, was in sharp contrast to the delicate small-rock work of the last stages of the Paleolithic Period and was a reversal of the traditions of products that had yielded ever more lineal feet of cutting edge per pound of stone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1390607 (stock #3281)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Mesopotamian / Babylonian Pottery Tablet, Plaque, of a Lioness, ca. 1900 BCE. Lioness standing on all fours. Pleasing facial features. Fingerprints of artist visible on reverse side of tablet. Intact and in excellent condition. 3" x 4 1/2" x 1/2". On custom stand 4 1/2" high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300960 (stock #3139)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Persian Glazed Ceramic Bowl on Custom Stand. Nishapur, 10th Century CE. Repaired from original pieces with some overpaint. Bowl is 3 ¾” high x 6 3/8” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1388902 (stock #3256)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with lion head protome, a blad emerging from its open jaws. Lion's man terminating in three coils on shaft's side. 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/2". On custom stand height is 7". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Christie's South Kensington, Apr. 12, 2000, Lot 248...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1350336 (stock #3168)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Bronze Prutah Coin Necklace, Procurator of Judea, Porcius Festus under Roman Emperor Nero, 58 - 62 CE, Setting 14K Contemporary Gold with motif of the Gates of Jerusalem. Star of David on locket bail. Coin 1/4" diameter, Setting 1 1/2" diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300954 (stock #3138)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Persian Glazed Ceramic Bowl on Custom Stand. Nishapur, 10th Century CE. Repaired from original pieces with some overpaint. Bowl is 3 ¾” high x 6 ½” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8 ½”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia. A distinct Muslim style in pottery was not firmly established until the 9th century in Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Syria and Per...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152946 (stock #1783)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Hellenistic Pottery Brazier of a Bearded Man, ca. 4th - 2nd Century BCE. Protruding beard and short hair, heavy lidded eyes under arching brows. Fragment in good condition. 4" in height. On Custom lucite stand.
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1389448 (stock #3270)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Roman Glass Token / Pendant of a Griffin, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Intact and in excellent condition. 1" diameter. Height on custom stand is 3 1/4". Ex: Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of a Unified Jerusalem. Griffin is a legendary creature with the body, tail and back legs of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298305 (stock #3117)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$215.00
Roman Glass Broach with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 7/8" x 2”. 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 and strong vessels ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298315 (stock #3121)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$345.00
Roman Glass Necklace with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 5/8" x 5/8” & chain is 18 1/2" long. 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 in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389728 (stock #3277)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, (63 BCE - 330 CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and curly mane. In excellent condition, 1 1/2" diameter, on stand height is 2 1/2". Ex: Arieh Klein, Ltd, Jerusalem.
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1352915 (stock #3202)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Large and heavy Sasanian Recumbent Pitted Stone Lion, ca. 5th - 6th Century CE. Stylized lion lying on one side with tail between legs. Pleasing smile with flared nostrils. Note Some repair and Head is Contemporary reconstruction, left ear broken. Fissure encircling neck probably due to reconstruction. 10" high x 17" wide x 12" deep. Heleanor Feltham writes in her paper "Lions, Silks and Silver, The Influence of Sasanian Persia," The Sasanian Empire (224–637 CE) was founded by Ardarshir I, who...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298289 (stock #3113)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$585.00
Roman Glass Broach with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 1 1/2”. 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 and strong vess...
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 : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1389725 (stock #3275)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Sasanian Bronze Prancing Lion, ca. 6th - 7th Century, With pleasing face, rounded eyes, tail curled over back. Right leg lifted. In excellent condition, 1 7/8" x 1 1/2" x 1", on stand height is 2 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Sasanian Empire, also known as the Sassanian, Sasanid, Sassanid or Neo-Persian Empire, was the last kingdom of the Persian Empire before the rise of Islam, and was named after the House of Sasan; it ruled from 224 to 651 CE.