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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 : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1196910 (stock #1999)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
19th Century Balinese Composition Necklace, or collar (four sheet gold with copper backing,) Cabochon Rubies and other semi precious stones. In hardwood box and in excellent condition. Dimensions approximately 5" high x 5" wide. Ex: Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer Asian Art, London England. Legong dancers are always girls who have not yet reached puberty. They begin rigorous training at about the age of five...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192162 (stock #1968)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
A fine Maya creamware terracotta cylindrical vessel with broad band containing glyphs. Two geometric step designs in main register. In excellent condition and intact with small chip to inner rim and four stable hairline cracks near rim. Central America, Late Classic, ca. 500 - 800 C.E., 9" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1184769 (stock #1918)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Dramatic Peruvian religious polychrome wooden Wall Crucifix. Christ with hand beaded loin cloth and silver crown of thorns. Circa 1800 C.E. In good condition. 44" high. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In very good condiditon. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1186893 (stock #1926)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Attachment of a Siren, wings open as if in mid-flight. Wearing aegis with soft solemn features, her eyes thickly lidded and hair parted and rolled back in braids. Fully laden with overlapping leaf pattern. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E., 6 1/4" high including custom lucite stand. In excellent condition. The Hydria, primarily a pot for fetching water, derives its name from the Greek word for water...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1182739 (stock #1872)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Chimu Inca Pottery Effigy figure holding a spondylus shell and wearing a botanical headdress. Peru, ca 1200 - 1500 CE. His face in a wide grin, hands clasped in front. Deeply incised facial features, hair, and clothing, h. 9" with custom stand. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389433 (stock #3267)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Miniature Roman Bronze Reclining Lion with black patina, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. Lion has pleasing smile and curly mane. Loss of one loop as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 2" x 1/2", on stand height is 2 7/8" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350803 (stock #3179)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5 1/2" x 5" x 6". Incised decoration on chariot. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351116 (stock #3183)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Some restoration as seen in images, encrustation due to age and some chips due to use. 5 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. According to Susan Ackerman of the Jewish Women’s Archives, 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 fe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1184762 (stock #1917)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Outstanding Peruvian crucifix with polychrome Christ figure of the 18th Century. Silver finials dated later. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In good condition. 25 3/4" high. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It was not limited to Cuzco only, but spread to other cities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206460 (stock #2058)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. Pigments of red, blue, brown and cream, and repeating geometric patterns. Some wear and fading due to age and use, but otherwise in good condition for a textile of this period. Attached to silk backing. 22" H x 21" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1394409 (stock #3329)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
Ming Dynasty Bronze Figure of a Recumbent Mythical Lion, 16th / Early 17th Century. Reclining figure with long fangs but pleasing face. 2 3/4" x 4" x 3". In excellent condition. Ex: Knapton Rasti, London. According to P.L. Combs, during the Ming Dynasty a real revival began in the making of Chinese bronzes, often referred to as The Second Bronze Age. During this period bronzes were simplified with more attention being paid to perfection of shape and elegance. The skills with which they were ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1202554 (stock #2047)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Mexican Wooden "Day of the Dead" Mask, Guerrero Mexico, Early 20th Century, 15 1/2" high. Human form of male with curly hair and beard. Large eyes, sharp nose, white teeth and mouth pursed in expression of fright. Some loss due to age and wear but in great condition. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1153674 (stock #1818)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Tularosa Reserve black on White Prehistoric American Indian ladle or dipper, ca. 1100 CE. Ex. Margaret Cross collection. Found in 1950. Painted in Anasazi mineral paint tradition. 10 1/2" long, intact and in excellent condition with some wear due to age and use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298286 (stock #3110)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$325.00
Roman Glass Pendant with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1/2" diameter. 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 ves...
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 #1183790 (stock #1896)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Two Roman Bronze Actor's Mask Protome, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. One wearing the winged headdress of Mercury, inlaid eyes, long stands of hair with open mouth Retail $3,800. The other similarly rendered but missing the inlaid eyes and winged headdress $3,500, both in excellent condition, 4" on custom lucite stands. Ex: Bonham's, London.