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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1388497 (stock #3251)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Syro-Hittite Pottery Head of a Lion, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Expressive face with curly mane. In excellent condition, 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2". The states that are called Neo-Hittite or, more recently, Syro-Hittite were Luwian-, Aramaic- and Phoenician-speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in around 1180 BC and lasted until roughly 700 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351275 (stock #3193)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol of a Ram with Bowl, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 2 3/4" 2 1/2" x 1/2". 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1350681 (stock #3172)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Egyptian Coptic, Double-Sided Hair Styling Comb, 2nd - 6th Century CE, Wood with Animal motif of lion and horse. 10" x 3 1/2", on custom stand height is 11". Professional repair, vertical, otherwise in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1391519 (stock #3296)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Near East, Islamic, Stone Head of a Lion, ca. 1100 - 1200 CE. Pleasing face with protruding tongue. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3", on custom stand 3 1/2" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. According to Syrian Cultural Tourism, the lion has long been a symbol of Islamic Healdry. The Aleppo citadel has a twin lion on either side of the door. Lions were long venerated in the Near East and were used by various rulers as symbols of Royal authority, much as they were in Europe.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1239969 (stock #3046)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
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 : Pre 1900 item #1199423 (stock #2020)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1350269 (stock #3166)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
19th Century Paperweight, Grand Tour Memento, Italian. In form of terracotta recumbent Sphinx, ca. 1840s. Produced to be headless, and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 7" x 2 1/4" Ex: Christie's New York. The New York Times recently described the Grand Tour in this way: Three hundred years ago, wealthy young Englishmen began taking a post-Oxbridge trek through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1392426 (stock #3311)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Head of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes, pricked ears, long whiskers. In excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 1" x 1 1/4", on custom stand 3 1/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298288 (stock #3112)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$455.00
Roman Glass Pendant with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187211 (stock #1934)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Mameluke Stucco Fragment Head of a Lion, 13th Century. 2 1/4" high. Some pigment remains around mouth. Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. The Mameluke Period (1250-1517 CE) In 1260 the Mameluke rulers of Egypt conquered Palestine and became the new masters of Jerusalem. While Mameluke Jerusalem bore prime religious importance, politically it was insignificant. The Mamelukes were soldiers who had been brought to Egypt as property of the ruler from the Central Asian steppes. Since they had been brought i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1152819 (stock #1777)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Roman Glass Single Unguentarium, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Pale green in color. Tapered body ending in widely flared neck and funnel shaped mouth. Intricately formed handle extending from shoulder to well above rim of piece. 5 3/4" and on custom base. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393180 (stock #3315)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4". Some restoration to front left leg, otherwise 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183818 (stock #1898)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Apulian Pottery Gnathia Ware Epichysis circa 340 - 320 BCE. Vessels used for pouring wine and characterized by long neck and spout, with a high looped handle. Two ovoid shape with large wreaths on body centered by rosette, other two 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, Some chips and wear due to age and use. Ovoid pair is 8" high, Reel-shaped pair is 6 1/2". In very good con...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152969 (stock #1793)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Roman Pottery Oil Lamp with Figure for Handle, ca. 4th Century CE. Handle highly sculpted with human head. Sculpture of head continues on back of handle. A trellis of vines surrounding the fill hole. Nozzle slightly blackened from soot. This highly unusual oil lamp is in excellent condition. 4 1/2" in length.
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183832 (stock #1900)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Exceptionally carved with crisply delineated facial features and pursed lips. Large almond shaped eyes, curled strands of incised hair rising to conical topknot. Head is 6 1/2" high x 4" diameter, 8" including custom stand. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E., $4,000, in excellent condition. Gandhara was an ancient kingdom in the Swat, Peshewar, Rawalpindi, Ghazni, Kandahar and Kabul river valleys and the Pothohar Plateau, in modern-day states of northern Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan. Its mai...
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 : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1051551 (stock #1675)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Luristan Bronze Cosmetic Bottle and Applicator, ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Found in Israel. Motif of Serpant on bottle with a ram or goat figure on top of applicator. Nice brown patina due to age. 7 1/2" from base to tip of applicator. Vessel is 4 1/2" high x 1 1/2" wide x 1" deep. Applicator stick is 5 3/4" long. In excellent condition. According to the Iraniciaonline.org, BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1201316 (stock #2036)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Tibetan Copper / Brass Gao Prayer Box with Tsa Tsa, memorial Buddha statue dedicated to ill or deceased, circa 1890. Embroidered cover with delicate stitching from early 20th Century. 3 3/4" high. According to Prayer Boxes, The major religion in Tibet is Buddhism. Followers of Tibetan Buddhism make use of a type of prayer box known as a Gao (sometimes spelled "Gau" or "Ghau"). Gao amulets are also found in Nepal, Mongolia and Bhutan. Most are made of silver, but gold, brass and other metals m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1130045 (stock #1760)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Urartian (Uratu, Kingdom of Van, Northern Iran) Gray Pottery Square Sided Bottle Figure riding a Horse, ca 9th - 8th Century BCE. 7 3/4" high. Ex: Bonham's Knightbridge. Slender rectangular bottle with tubular neck and broad rim. Sides and back of bottle with incised circles with central dots. Bottle rests on swayed back of horse. Although the horse appears on Urartian objects, its association with cosmetic containers is not yet understood. Cf: Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1053053 (stock #1676)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Splendid Byzantine Pink Marble Octagonal Tile with Three Lines of Greek Inscription, ca. 400 - 500 CE. Intact and in excellent condition. 8 1/4" across. Ex: Private British collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184537 (stock #1909)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389451 (stock #3271)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Luristan Bronze Finial of a Lion, ca. 1200 - 800 BCE. With curly mane and loop on back of neck. In excellent condition, 1" x 1 1/4" x 1/4", on custom lucite stand height is 1 1/2". Luristan bronzes are small cast objects decorated with bronze sculptures from the Early Iron Age which have been found in large numbers in Lorestān Province and Kermanshah in western Iran. They include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings and a smaller number of vessels including situlae, and t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1290905 (stock #3092)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
19th Century English Carved Stone Lion on Marble Base, Paperweight, ca. 1850. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, open mouth, and furrowed brow. Note two forepaws reattached and chip on tail as seen in images, but otherwise in good condition. 3" x 5 1/4" x 3". Ex: Christie's New York.
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 : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1153637 (stock #1813)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$475.00
Cambodian Bronze Tiger Bells (Type B) ca. 1850. With pleasing expressions these were produced for neck bells and harnesses for animals, mostly horses and yaks. Also used by shamans in Northern China, Mongolia, Nepal and Tibet. Sizes are 2 1/2", 5/8", 6/8". On custom stand dimensions are 6" x 9" x 3 1/4." In very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1350336 (stock #3168)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
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. Chain 26" long. Obverse: "NEP/ωNO/C" (Nero) in wreath tied at the bottom with an X. Reverse: Palm branch "KAICAPO" (Caesar) and date LE (year 5) According to Forum of Ancient Coins, Porcius Festus succeeded Felix as Procurator of Judea under the Emp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1371564 (stock #3225)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Jama Coaque Terracotta Seated Shaman with Horn and tail. Ecuador, ca. 500 BCE - 500 CE. Seated with elaborate headdress and costume. 5 1/2" x 4" x 4 3/4". Excellent pigment and some professional repair as seen in images. In very good condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Jama-Coaque community existed between 500 BCE - 500 CE and inhabited the areas between the Cape of San Francisco in Esmeraldas to the north of Manabi. It was developed in an area of wooded hills and wide beaches that facilitated t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350858 (stock #3181)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Miniature Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Open air with terracotta wheels and incised decoration on chariot. 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. The battle is generally dated to 1274 BC in the conventional Egypti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186898 (stock #1927)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,900.00
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. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. 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 s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1152950 (stock #1786)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro-Hittite Pottery Bird Faced Goddess, Astarte, ca. 2000 BCE. The astartes were found in the home and were commonly buried beneath doorposts to ensure the fertility of the women of the household, abundant crops, and to bring good things to fruition. Sculpted with birdlike face, arms supporting circular breasts. Female features clearly defined. 5 1/4" in height and excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1392036 (stock #3305)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman, North African, Terracotta, Red Clay, Mold of Two Lions, 1st Century CE. 2 1/2" diameter, on custom stand 4 1/2" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The designation 'fine wares' is used by archaeologists for Roman pottery intended for serving food and drink at table, as opposed to pots designed for cooking and food preparation, storage, transport and other purposes. Although there were many types of fine pottery, for example, drinking vessels in very delicate and thin-walled wares, an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153358 (stock #1812)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Two Roman Pottery Figural Oil Lamps, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. One red in color with figure in center. Price $275. Second lamp buff in color and center repaired from original pieces. Otherwise in good condition. Price $200. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298312 (stock #3120)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Roman Glass Bracelet with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 7”long x 1/2 wide. 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 stron...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1256494 (stock #3066)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$35.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $35 EACH: Two Early 20th Century Wooden Moon Cake Molds. Each with unique carved decoration used for small cakes. One at 9" x 3 1/2". One at 9 1/2" x 2 1/2". EACH SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $35 each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1182427 (stock #1859)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
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" x 11" x 10". Ex: Sotheby's New York. Remojadas is a name applied to a culture, an archaeological...