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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1192206 (stock #1972)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,300.00
Olmec Pottery Figure, possible ballplayer, wearing a loincloth. Mexico, ca. 1200 - 900 BCE. standing figure in meditative posture with arms held loosely at side. Well-rounded legs curving into slightly arched feet, head tilted downward, wearing loincloth, headband, hat, and earrings. Intact and in excellent condition. On custom stand. Figure 5" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393191 (stock #3317)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Head of Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 2" x 1" x 1 1/2", On custom stand 5 3/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan, for example, in mythological texts from the Late Bronze Age (c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1191856 (stock #1966)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Bodhisattva, China, ca. 960 - 1279 CE. Softly rounded face carved with delicate, crisply defined facial features framed by neat line of hair drawn into topknot. Urna consists of finely carved image of Buddha. China, 960 - 1279 C.E. Head us 12 1/2" and 18 1/2" high on custom stand. Loss of one earlobe, but otherwise in excellent condition. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have put off entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1004374 (stock #1652)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,700.00
Set of Five Roman Bronze Medical Instruments, ca 37 BCE - 324 CE. Found in the Holy Land, each with beautiful patina due to age. All intact and in excellent condition. Largest is 7" with shortest at 5 3/4". On custom lucite stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1189020 (stock #1939)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Qing Dynasty, Late 19th / Early 20th Century bronze oil lamp in form of elephant with dragon howdah. Incised fierce features on dragon head while elephant in stance for charging. In excellent condition. 7 1/4" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1221594 (stock #2095)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,250.00
Iron Age II Pottery Tripod Bowl found in the Holy Land. Circa 800 - 586 BCE. Geometric patterns painted in brown on body of vessel. 3 3/4" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Teddy Kollek collection, First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. According to Boston University, Early in Iron II, major sites (Megiddo, Hazor, and Gezer) show extensive construction on what appears to be similar plans. Other facilities are added in the next century expanding the types of "monumental" structures...
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 : Pre 1700 item #1195843 (stock #1982)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$13,500.00
Ming Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pillow of a Recumbent Lion. Amber and green glazed pillow, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Lion well molded with head turned to one side with pleasing expression. Headrest sloping downward for comfortable sleeping position. 5" high x 10" wide x 6 1/2 deep. In excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1117471 (stock #1742)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Qing Dynasty White Porcelain Elephant Candle Holder. China, ca. 1880. The beast standing on all fours with head slightly lowered. Trunk curled under and heavy skinfold well carved. Saddled area is where candle is placed and with parade adornments on head and flank. 10" high and in excellent condition.
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. Excavations f...
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 : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1195205 (stock #1980)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$19,500.00
Monumental Qing Dynasty lidded vessels of alabaster with elongated cylindrical shape. Well polished with patches of russet and cream inclusions and markings. China, ca. 1890. Each at 100 lbs and 20" high. In excellent condition and SOLD AS PAIR ONLY.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1391465 (stock #3294)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Stylized Head of a Lion, Medieval, or Middle Ages, 1100 - 1200 CE. 1" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a large part in the decorative ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391460 (stock #3292)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Young Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and long fangs. In excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 2", on stand height is 3". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength. They once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1195170 (stock #1978)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Costa Rica, finely carved, blue-green jade, figure of seated male dignitary, Middle Polychrome Period, ca. 800 - 1200 C.E. Jade is 3 3/4" high x 1 7/8" wide x 1/4" deep. Height on custom stand is 4 3/4" high. Fully carved on both sides and depicted in profile. Wearing a tightly fitted headdress and ear spools with perforation through back of neck for suspension. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Allan L. Long collection, New York. According to archaeologist Michael J. Snarskis one of the pr...
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 : 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 : 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...