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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388952 (stock #3262)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Rare Miniature Roman Winged Griffin, ca. 1st Century CE. Upper part of a handle. Beautiful casting with black patina. In excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2", on custom stand height is 2 3/4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002488 (stock #1648)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Vicus Pottery Bird Stirrup Vessel, Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 200 CE. Curved beak and small round eyes. Rear spout and bridge handle in form of seated bird. Red brown ground with traces of cream. 8 1/4" high. Beak, spout rim and one toe professionally repaired, otherwise intact and in very good condition. The predominant Vicus vessel forms are bottles, including double-chambered whistling bottles...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351211 (stock #3188)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Jerusalem. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353845 (stock #3203)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$22,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" x 3 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes...
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1183793 (stock #1897)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Roman Bronze Protome, circa 1st - 2nd Century CE. One in the form of a roundel, with frontal facing head of Medusa in relief, intricate facial features and incised wavy hair, 2 1/8", the other styled as the head of a roaring lion with thick mane and open mouth forming a spout, two suspension loops located at the top, 2 3/8", both in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's London...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304466 (stock #3141)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Chalcolithic Buff Pottery Flange Juglet, ca. 4400 - 3300 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, 4 1/2" x 6" x 4 1/4". Small chips and earthen encrustation, but in very good condition. In ancient Israel, olives, grapes, pistachio nuts and dates were first domesticated in the Chalcolithic period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1392359 (stock #3307)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Persian Stone Head of a Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE, 2" x 2" x 3 1/4", on custom stand 4 1/2" Intact and in excellent condition. 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 Great...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391459 (stock #3291)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and open mouth. In excellent condition, 7/8" x 7/8" x 7/8", on stand height is 2 1/2". 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 India...
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391461 (stock #3293)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", on stand 2 1/2" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cultural depictions of lions are known in European, African and Asian countries. The lion has been an important symbol to humans for tens of thousands of years. The earliest graphic representations feature lions as organized hunters with great strength, strategies, and skills. In later depictions of human cultural ceremonies...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1200484 (stock #2034)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
SOLD AS A SET: Two Egyptian Coptic Textile Fragments, ca. 4th Century CE. Framed and in very good condition as seen in photo. 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 emergence of Coptic, the Ancient Egyptian language written using Greek letters dating...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1207352 (stock #2066)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$175.00
Chancay Textile with Avian Motif of interlocking birds, Peru circa 1300 CE. In excellent condition. Finely woven and terrific example of Peruvian handiwork. In excellent condition. 13 1/4" H X 18" W. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls. Among others, shades of yellow and brown, scarlet, white, lavender-blue and olive green were the colors used. Birds and a deity wearing a cresc...
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1184305 (stock #1904)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$15,000.00
From the Time of Moses: a Rare Anthropoid Terracotta Sarcophagus Lid with almond shaped eyes, defined facial features with arms crossing chest. On custom stand. Excellent condition, 18" x 11" x 5 1/2", New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, ca 14th - 13th Century B.C.E. In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153670 (stock #1817)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Chaco Puerco Pottery Three Lobe Pitcher, Arizona Territory, ca. 950 - 1050 CE. Found at Clint's Well Arizona (Coconino County) in 1987. Painted with scrolling design of black on red while skeleton adorns handle. 6 1/2" high x 4" diameter. In excellent condition with slight wear to rim. Ex: Robert Andrews collection, Alburquerque, NM. The Anasazi people were farmers who not only built homesteads and small villages across the Four Corners region, but also built a great cultural capital in Chaco ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1198537 (stock #2009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Monumental Early Qing dynasty Cizhou Stoneware Ovid Storage Jar (circa 1750 C.E.) Characterized by dark brown pigment on coarse buff body covered by glaze. Decorations painted throughout glaze. 23"high x 16 1/2" diameter and in good condition. The term 'Cizhou ware' refers to a type of sturdy stoneware produced at many kilns throughout the northern Chinese provinces of Hebei, Henan and Shaanxi. These wares were produced during the Northern Song (960-1127), Jin (1127-1279) and Yuan (1279-1368) dy...
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. 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 : 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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189777 (stock #1945)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Buddhistic Monk, China (960 - 1279 CE.) Finely detailed thick white limestone facial section of a monk. Sensitive carved male head with wide nose, almond shaped eyes, thin lips, defined eyebrows and elongated ear lobes. Large chip on back of head where lobed off architectural structure, lose of one earlobe, minor chips due to age, but otherwise in very good condition. 13 1/4" high on custom stand, limestone head is 8" x 6" x 5 1/2". By the Tang dynasty, Buddhist ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1202414 (stock #2045)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
A Roman Carved Bone Fragment Furniture Attachment of female doing daily chores, circa 63 BCE - 330 CE, 1 7/8" high on custom wooden base (4 1/2" x 3 1/4") In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298291 (stock #3114)
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 2 1/4”. 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 : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1235519 (stock #3037)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Byzantine Glass Juglet, ca. 4th - 5th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. Globular body, cylindrical neck with decorated funnel shaped rim and loop handle. 4.606" high and in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388488 (stock #3247)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Handle with three Lion's Head. Lion Head in center flanked by foreparts of two lions. Palmette on bottom of handle. In excellent condition. On custom stand handle is 6 1/2". Handle is 4 1/2" x 3" x 2". A hydria is a type of water-carrying vessel in the metalwork and pottery of Ancient Greece. The hydria has three handles. Two horizontal handles on either side of the body of the pot were used for lifting and carrying the pot.
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1190080 (stock #1953)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pre 1800 item #1184772 (stock #1919)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,400.00
Elaborate Cuzquena School, Religious polychrome, oil and gilt on Wood Panel by Unknown Artist. Portrait of The Last Supper (La Ultima Cena de Jesus con sus Apostoles.) Circa 1820 C.E., 13" high x 15 1/4 wide x 2 1/2" deep . A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In very good condiditon. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. Authenticated by Stoetzer, Inc. Miami, Florida, early 19th Century with approximately 20 percent professionally restored. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178458 (stock #1835)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Large painted Pottery Model of a Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) Seated on its haunches with a teeth-baring expression on face. Covered with white slip and traces of pigment remaining. Bulbous eyes carved in deep relief. Teeth and fangs are defined as is tongue. Wide nostrils, mane in cascading detail on the back with tail curled around lower body. Nails on both paws clearly defined. This is a wonderful, intact piece, large (16 2/8 in.) and expressive features. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394393 (stock #3325)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Zoomorphic Figure on Wheels, ca. 2nd - 1st millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. One wheel not attached as seen in images. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.3 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". The ceremonial centers of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) were lavishly decorated with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs - an original and greatly influential artistic tradition. But why exactly did the production...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186900 (stock #1928)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Veracruz Pottery Frog Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a frog with an erection. Vessel contains interior beads that rattle when shaken. Multiple holes allow various musical pitches. Poly chromed with traces of green, red, brown still intact. Adorable smiling face and wide open eyes with flattened nose. Neck framed by a layered panache of feathers and roundels adorn forehead and chest area. Mexico, ca. 600 - 900 C.E., On custom stand, 8 1/2" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1201316 (stock #2036)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
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 : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1388373 (stock #3239)
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. 9" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9 1/2". 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 mostl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1152958 (stock #1789)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Bronze Zebu Bull on Footed Base, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Small votive statuette in the Classical style. Pointed horns. Strong humped back and standing on all fours. Pleasing smile and lightly incised eyes. 2 1/8" in height and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1298120 (stock #3101)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Small Egyptian Turquoise Glazed Composition Ushabti / Shabti, Late Period - Ptolemaic , ca. 400 - 30 BCE. Uninscribed and with slight tilt, perspex mounted. With seed sack on back, arms folded across chest. In excellent condition. 3 3/4" high x 1" wide x 1" deep. Perspex mount is 1 1/2 square. The ushabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings, Ancient Egyptian plural: ushabtiu) was a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt. Ushabtis were placed in tombs among t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394400 (stock #3327)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Western Asiatic Roaring Panther, reddish stone with white stone inlay, ca. 3rd - 2nd millennium BCE. 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" Standing on all fours with pricked ears and open mouth. Chip on right haunch and wear due to age and use. Otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Pierre-Berge & Associates, Nov. 30, 2012, Lot 445. West Asian art goes back to the earliest presence of people in West Asia, in the form of little stone or clay fertility figurines. Around 9000 B...
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...