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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1198280 (stock #2004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Two Roman Bone Handles incised with geometric patterns originally from functional utensils. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Each approximately 5" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Israel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209519 (stock #2079)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Islamic Pottery "Hand Grenade", circa 6th - 8th Century CE, found in the Holy Land. In conical form with glazed conical body. Small hole in top for insertion of flammable liquid and wick. 5" high X 4" diameter. Erosion of glaze & small chips due to age & use, otherwise in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Ancient grenades, then known as “Greek Fire”, were invented in the seventh century CE. Contrary to its name, Greek Fire was a weapon from the Byzantine Empire...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223643 (stock #3009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,500.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I Bridge Twin Jug, Canaanite ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. With side handles and pigment remaining on twin bodies of vessel. Puncture design incisions around each neck. Intact with encrustation due to age. Rare and in excellent condition.7 1/2" high x 14 1/2" long x 6 1/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffe. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1700 item #1245892 (stock #3052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
16th Century Contract Dated 1556 written in ancient Italian dialect on papyrus. Papyrus size is 6 1/4 wide at top and tapering to 5 1/2" wide at bottom. Framed and between two panes of glass, frame is 19 3/4" High x 10 3/4" Wide. Ancient Regional Script before the unification of a standard Italian Language. Arabesque script with a Seal drawn at bottom of contract. Small paragraph of script on reverse which is seen through glass...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1152815 (stock #1775)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Glass Jug with Handle, ca. 2nd Century CE. 5 1/2" in height. Pale green in color. Bulbous body sitting on ring base. Long tapering cylindrical neck. Wide blown but delicate strap handle. Remarkable patina. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1050410 (stock #1673)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Handle, ca. 1st - 2nd Century CE, 5 1/4" long on custom stand. Shipwreck artifact found off coast of Caesarea. Encrustation due to undersea, but in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1051182 (stock #1674)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
A Cypriot Pottery Zoomorphic Avian Bichrome Juglet, Late Iron Ave, Cypro-Acrhaic 8th Century BCE. In form of duck or bird with line painting across side and back. On tripod legs with head as spout of juglet. 5 1/4" H x 6 1/4" L x 3 3/4" w. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv - Jaffe. According to the Semitic Museum of Harvard University, Iron Age Cypriot pottery was...colorful and often elaborately painted with geometric or figural motifs...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1226799 (stock #3027)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Roman Glass Purple Amphora, ca. 4th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. With ovid body, cylindrical neck and funnel shaped rim. Brown glass for neck and handles. 5.354" and in excellent condition. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Tel Aviv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1182283 (stock #1853)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Magnificent Roman Marble Head of a Goddess or Young Woman, 1st Century BCE- 1st Century CE. Petite, idealized features with curls framing face. Back of head lobbed and not in the round. Marble is 3 1/2" high and mounted on custom stand. In excellent condition. Ex: Private London collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198413 (stock #2007)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, First mayor of unified Jerusalem. Two Luristan (ancient Western Iran) Bronze Seals on custom lucite stand. Beautiful patina and geometric patterns on both. Iron Age, ca...
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187208 (stock #1933)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Rare Mameluke zoomorphic terracotta juglet from Jerusalem area standing on four legs. Pinched head with line drawings across body. Circa 12th Century C.E. 4 1/2" high x 5 1/4" long. In excellent condition and rare. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1250909 (stock #3057)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
A Large Middle Bronze Age II Pottery Jug, ca. 1735 BCE, from the Age of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 18" High x 12 1/2" Diameter. Ex: Biblical Artifacts, Jerusalem. Around 1950 BCE, urban life revived in Canaan. For the first time, palaces were built in the largest settlements. These palace-towns controlled nearby villages and vied with one another for power. From Syria to the Egyptian Delta, rulers competed for prestige thou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Miniature Roman bronze figure of a bound Barbarian. Bearded figure with long hair seated and leaning forward. A rope tied around his neck, hands continuing down to his feet which are also bound. Pierced below and through the side for attachment. Cf. no. 105 in Merhav, et. al., A glimpse into the Past, The Joseph Ternbach collection. In excellent condition, 2nd Century CE. 1 3/4" high. Ex: Christie's New York. The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was attacked by the Visigoths, le...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1149329 (stock #1765)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Large Byzantine Pottery Storage Jar, ca. 7th century CE. Bulbous in shape with two loop handles. Scored incisions encircling body. Wide mouth with small chips due to use. Small hole near handle allows pouring of wine. Excellent condition, 13 1/4" high. Found in Israel.
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1152949 (stock #1785)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Sumerian (Mesopotamia) Pottery Foundation Cone with Cuneiform Script, ca. 1900 BCE. The foundation cone was the last piece inserted in the building upon its completion. It was dedicated to a high ranking official or to a God, and was to insure good fortune for the edifice and its surroundings. 6" high x 2 1/4" diameter. On custom stand height is 7 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Mesopotamia is also called the Fertile Crescent and encompasses the area between and around two important riv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1192203 (stock #1971)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,700.00
Early 20th Century decorative handmade brass and silver box from Damascus to hold Quran, ca. 1900 CE. This city thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. 10" x 12" x 8". Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. Muslim tradition mention several compani...