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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1392368 (stock #3308)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Assyrian Stone Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Carved in frontal relief, 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. According to ancient legend, 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 be trapped and taken by boat to the king...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209640 (stock #2083)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Petite Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Bird Faced Goddess Astarte (goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war) circa 3rd Millennium BCE. With large hollow eyes, pointed nose and slender arms and legs. Wearing headdress and ceremonial collar. 4 1/2" high not including custom lucite stand. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184303 (stock #1903)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350802 (stock #3178)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 3 1/2" x 4" x 3 1/4". Incised decoration on chariot, with four terracotta wheels. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. Intact and in excellent condition. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Syrian-Lebanese border...
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 : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367726 (stock #3217)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Hellenistic Terracotta Vessel in form of a Duck, ca. 4th - 2nd Century BCE. Spouted mold made vessel with intricate features and feathers. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 1/4" x 6" x 2 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1208525 (stock #2073)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
Roman Terracotta Male Head with Triangular Hat from a Frieze segment, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Bulbous eyes with pouting lips and large nose. Head approximately 5 1/2" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Hoffman collection, Berlin Germany. Some of the earliest descriptions of a seamans' dress appears to date from a few years after the Roman invasion of Britain (55 BCE) An order that the sails of longboats in the Roman fleet were to be dyed light-blue to match the color of the sea and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411880 (stock #3345)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Iron Age Bronze Miniature Bull, on custom stand, ca 900 BCE. 1 3/4", 1 1/4" x 1/2", on stand 2 1/2" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection. In excellent condition. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts of the Old World. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411867 (stock #3339)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Luristan Bronze Bull head on iron rod, custom stand, 8th - 7th Century BCE. Head 1 1/2" high x 1" x 1", on stand 5" high. In excellent condition. Ex: Bruce Rhodes collection. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388375 (stock #3241)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age II Israelite Pottery Wine Amphora, ca. 800 BCE. Found in a Hebron Cave. With reddish brown and black pigment. Some repair to mouth with wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 8 3/4". An Amphora is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1149718 (stock #1766)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$300.00
SOLD SEPARATELY $300 EACH: Six Egyptian Coptic Textile Fragments, ca. 4th Century CE. All in excellent condition with varying measurements as seen in photos. Various sizes and conditions as seen in images. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Established by Saint Mark the Evangelist. The spread of Christianity encountered opposition in Egypt from Gnosticism and the cult of Serapis. It spread slowly to other parts of Egypt. The need arose to provide the converts with scriptures. This led to the emerg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351269 (stock #3192)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/4". Some repair as seen in images, but otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd Jerusalem. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for Judaism’s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351224 (stock #3191)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol on Horse, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 1/2" x 2" x 1". Repair to one leg, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for Judaism’s belief in a single monotheis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002412 (stock #1647)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Maya Polychrome Cylinder depicting two Chiefs, ca. 600 - 900 CE, from El Salvador - Honduras border. Two standing chiefs wearing elaborate feathered headdress. Upper glyph band with stylized profile heads. 5" high, intact and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393189 (stock #3316)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3". Note that arms are not broken but stylized. In very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for J...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153346 (stock #1807)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Corinthian Pottery Aryballos, ca. 6th century BCE. Decorated with mythological creature of bearded winged male and reverse side with Swan motif. Oil flask with conical base. Remarkable remnants of charcoal and brown and cream pigment remain on the vessel. Delicate mouth with stripes and dots on flat neck. Very good condition and very rare type. 4" in height. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD. Old Jaffa. According to Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, this small, globular vessel is an aryballos, an ...
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 : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411881 (stock #3346)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Iron Age Bronze Miniature Bull, curved tail, on custom stand, ca 800 BCE. 1 1/4", 1 1/4" x 1/2", on stand 1 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. Some loss as seen, but otherwise in excellent condition. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, an...
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1184920 (stock #1924)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
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 #1152194 (stock #1772)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Iron Age II Fenestrated Pottery Chalice, ca. 8th Century BCE. Time of Omri, father of King Ahab who was husband to Jezebel. Found in the Holy Land. Chalice stands on wide elaborate foot with long slender neck. Wide mouth of drinking vessel surrounded by perforated holes, believed to be from a later date. 5 1/2" high x 4 1/8' diameter and in excellent condition. According to Boston University, Iron II (1000-550) witnessed the rise of the states of Judah and Israel in the tenth-ninth century. Thes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1202402 (stock #2042)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184580 (stock #1915)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
On Hold
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. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1183839 (stock #1901)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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 #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. At least since the late Neolithic, elaborate axes (battle-axes, T-axes, etc.) had a religious significance and probably indicated the exalted status of their o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1390722 (stock #3283)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Ptolemaic Marble Miniature Sphinx (305 - 30 BCE) Intact and in excellent condition. Small drill hold on left haunch. 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Collection number on bottom as seen in images. Ex: Christie's New York, sticker on base. Sculpture represents the pharaoh as a hybrid creature, a male lion with a human head. Its small size and details of its headdress suggest a date in the Ptolemaic period. The Ptolemaic period was a Hellenistic kingdom based in ancient Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350722 (stock #3173)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a tall domed chariot. Incised decoration on chariot. Professional repair with some restoration. 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 3 1/2". With contemporary lucite wheels. Ex: Christie's London, 1972. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350807 (stock #3182)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Miniature Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2. On custom lucite stand. Incised decoration on chariot. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. Some chips due to age and use, but otherwise in excellent condition. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern S...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1353878 (stock #3207)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Radiant Miniature Roman Glass Pilgrim Flask, ca. 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1". Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. This ampulla is shaped like a flattened gourd with small handle on side and radiant small spout. Pilgrim flasks, or ampullae, are small metal, glass, or terra vials such as this one, used by pilgrims in Antiquity and in the early Middle Ages, to carry home water or oil from the lamps burning in the sanctuaries vis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1026608 (stock #1656)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Sold separately: Two Early Bronze Age I potter Bowls, ca. 3100 - 2100 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Largest is 6" diameter and smaller is 5 1/4" diameter. Both have earthen encrustation and lug handles. Both in very good condition while smaller has small chips to rim. 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...
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 : 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. For about the first half of its ...
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. He is a small, winged boy, usually blindfolded, carrying bow and arrows. The arrow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390282 (stock #3280)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Persian Stone Standing Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 4" x 1 3/4" x 1/2". On stand 4 3/4" high. Pricked ears, bared fangs, standing on all fours with long tail. Possibly an attachment. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Grea...