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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1182726 (stock #1870)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Roman Bronze Gladiators Dagger Hilt, 1st - 2nd Century CE. (Two Parts Not Belonging) Ancient pastiche of Gladiator's bronze dagger topped with icon blade. Eagle and a duck's head motif. Iron blade of sword is rusted and pitted but in tact. Eagle hilt in excellent condition. 15 1/2 inches high with custom stand. Ex: For example of Eagle / Duck chariot fitting see Christie's South Kensington, November 06, 2002, Sale 9482, Lot 107.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Faience : Pre AD 1000 item #1388494 (stock #3249)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Ptolemaic Faience Amulet of a Recumbent Lion, ca. 664 - 30 BCE. On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". Amulet is 1" x 1 1/2" x 1/2". Some loss as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. In 305 BC, Ptolemy took the title of King. As Ptolemy I Soter ("Saviour"), he founded the Ptolemaic dynasty that was to rule Egypt for nearly 300 years. All the male rulers of the dynasty took the name Ptolemy, while princesses and queens preferred the names Cleopatra, Arsinoë and Berenice.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351201 (stock #3186)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 3 1/2" x 2" x 1". Some loss to feet, but 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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1126376 (stock #1748)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Magnificent Japanese Carved Ivory Striding Lion on custom Rosewood Base, ca. 1920. 2 1/4" high x 9" long. Fierce expression with bared fangs and protruding tongue. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1394391 (stock #3324)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Iron Age I Terracotta Chariot, Israelite Period 1299 - 930 BCE. Time of Saul, David, and Solomon. 2 12/" x 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". On custom stand 3" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. Intact and in excellent condition. The Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah were related kingdoms from the Iron Age period of the ancient Levant. The Kingdom of Israel emerged as an important local power by the 10th century BCE before falling to the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 722 BCE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277147 (stock #3084)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Olla, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2" High x 4 3/4" Diameter. Repair to rim and some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection (Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1199248 (stock #2014)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Roman Bronze Key, circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. found in the Holy land. 1/2" high x 1" diameter. Encrustation, but in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The most abundant items of Roman security hardware seem to be keys and lock bolts. Keys were used mainly for doors, chests, boxes, caskets, cupboards and padlocks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199557 (stock #2028)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Early Chimu, Blackware Stirrup Vessel of a Deity or Priest. Peru, ca. 900 CE. Large fangs protrude from mouth and the Snake god wraps around head of deity. Mountains represented on bridge of stirrup. Stirrup repaired from original piece and a few minor chips, but in overall good condition. 10" high. Ex: R. Duff collection, FL. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1203182 (stock #2052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Various, see description for prices
Three Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jars of various sizes, ca 8000 - 2000 BCE, 15" jar $1,800, 13" jar $1,500, 11" jar $1,300 with minor repair to lip. All is excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. According to Princeton University, In China, Neolithic cultures emerged around the eighth millennium B.C., and were primarily characterized by the production of stone tools, pottery, textiles, houses, burials, and jade objects. Such archaeological finds indicate the presence of group settl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Guan Yin is the goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high
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 : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1178444 (stock #1834)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Rare Roosevelt Red Ware Pottery Duck Effigy Jar. With pointed ears, detailed eyes and beak, globular body with feather-like markings. 8" long, excellent condition. Ca. 1150-1400. Ex. Helen Andrews collection, Albuquerque, NM, acquired from Jack Taylor collection, Prescott, AZ. For similar item,see p. 49 Peckham, Stewart. From This Earth (Santa Fe University of New Mexico Press, 1990). Roosevelt Red Ware, also known as Salado Red Ware and Salado Polychrome, is a late prehistoric pottery tradition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206466 (stock #2061)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Early Bronze Age Spouted Juglet with Basket Handle, cira 3100 - 2900 BCE. Found in Israel. Intact with small chips on mouth and reverse rim, otherwise in excellent condition. 5" high. 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 one end; ellipsoidal, with both ends curving; or, occasionally, caves. Burial customs included: caves, most commonly; sha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199091 (stock #2012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Rare Persian Zoomorphic jug with custom iron stand, Circa 1000 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Jug stands 8 1/2" high with spherical body and flaring cylindrical neck and zoomorphic creature as spout (possibly a bull head.) Some earthen encrustation due to age but in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
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. It was n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1371564 (stock #3225)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
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 : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1165805 (stock #1827)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Rare 16th Century Ayacucho Pottery Llama and Twins, Peru South Central Andes, ca. 1570. Twin births are extremely rare in llamas. Anecdotal depiction of parent holding mischievous offspring. Cream floral design over brown background. Rare transitional example of native and early colonial characteristics. 11 1/4" high x 5" wide x 5" deep. Rim is 4" diameter. Repair to rim but otherwise in excellent condition.
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 1800 item #1392429 (stock #3313)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion, 18th Century. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". 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 arts and mythologies of many cultures and Islam is no exception.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1351288 (stock #3194)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Exquisite Canaanite Terracotta Idol of a Sacrificial Ram, ca. 1400 BCE. 3" x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2". Intact and in excellent condition. Very old collection label with "Caaninite" misspelled. Ex: Christie's New York. Probable used for a Cultic ritual ceremony involving the sacrifice of a ram. Artifact is contemporaneous with sacrifice of a ram by Abraham in lieu of his son Isaac (Genesis 22) No single geographical definition for the land of Canaan exists in the Bible (Num. 34:2–12; Ezek. 47:13–20; 4...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184716 (stock #1916)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Nazca Polychrome Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Feline God, Peru, ca. 200 - 700 CE. Double bridged spout with sweeping feline demon god with two fanged serpents emerging from his cape. Hands hold trophy-heads. Painted in various hues of brown and cream. Small chip on one spout, in overall excellent condition. 7 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FL. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are nearly always depicted in a frontal, full-face...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189785 (stock #1948)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Roman Bone Votive Idol, Carving of standing Goddess, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with tightly wrapped tunic. Head facing forward with hair pulled up and bound under a headdress. Thin lips pursed in a slight smile. Head reattached from original piece. On custom stand. Roman, 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 5 1/2" high. According to Archer St. Clair, Carving as Craft: Palatine East and the Greco-Roman Bone and Ivory Carving Tradition, sculpture in ivory, bone, and horn,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393193 (stock #3318)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Head of Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 1 1/2" x 1" x 1", On custom stand 2 3/4" high. Ex: Ariadne Galleries, New York. 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. 1550–1200 B.C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1152817 (stock #1776)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Roman Aubergine Glass Flask, ca 3rd-4th Century CE. 5" in height. Delicately pear shaped flask. Rare aubergine color. Finely carved handles from rim to neck with wonderful patina. Small base missing.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221596 (stock #2096)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Ancient double carinated jars with red slip and incised decoration from Central Thailand (Lopburi - Khok Caroen region) ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Both intact and excellent condition, and both with Oxford TL Test. (Left jar #MT100, 15" high, right jar #MT92, 15" high)See: Prehistoric Thai Ceramics, Ban Chiang in Regional Cultural Perspective. Armand J. Labbe, p. 27, White Lotus Co. Ltd., 2002.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002405 (stock #1646)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Maya Polychrome Tripod Cylinder, ca. 600 - 900 CE, from Ulua Valley Honduras. Standing on short feet. Wide center band with zoomorphic creatures in profile. Upper and lower bands with geometric elements, figures and heads in profile. 8" H x 6 3/4" D. Intact and in excellent condition.
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 : 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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1298563 (stock #3124)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Antique Handmade Yemenite Silver Jewish Wedding Jewelry / Necklace, Early 20th Century. In excellent condition, length is 24" and width is 3" at widest point. During a Yemenite Jewish wedding, the bride was bedecked with jewelry and wore a traditional wedding costume, including an elaborate headdress decorated with flowers and rue leaves, which were believed to ward off evil. Gold threads were woven into the fabric of her clothing. Songs were sung as part of a seven-day wedding celebration, with...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201513 (stock #2041)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Ancient Holy Land Pottery, Grouping of Two Artifacts. Sold as a Set $350. Early Bronze Age I Bowl, ca. 3000 BCE, intact with chips on rim, 5" high. Iron Age oil Lamp, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, 6" length x 6" width
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1153637 (stock #1813)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
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 : 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. he 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 comm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1001749 (stock #1644)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
18th Century Russian Brass Crucifix, ca. 1750, time of Catherine the Great. Jesus at center, arms outstretched with sun and moon at fingertips. Bearded father kneeling and two weeping angels at top. Jerusalem scene and grave with skull below. Raised lettering throughout with floral motif etched on reverse. 10 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1389723 (stock #3274)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Tang Dynasty marble sculpture of a crouching Buddhistic Lion. China (618 - 907 CE) Fierce expression with barred fangs, curly man, down on all fours. Professional restoration to upper, otherwise in excellent condition. 6" x 5 1/2" x 4". Ex: Christie's South Kensington, LTD. The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. Historians generally regard the Tang as a high point in Chinese civ...