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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189119 (stock #1944)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$13,000.00
Gallo Roman Limestone Head possibly depicting Emperor Macrinus (164 - 218 CE). Found in Cologne or Trier (Treves.) Gallo Roman describes the Romanized culture of Gaul (present day France) under the rule of the Roman Empire. His beard neatly detailed, the hair sculpted neatly around face, large heavy lids, recessed irises, and thinly curved lips. Some pigment remaining. Obvious damage to nose but otherwise in excellent condition. 2nd Century C.E...
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1182440 (stock #1861)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,000.00
This large wheel thrown storage jar from Susa, Southwestern Iran, ca. 3rd millennium BCE, has a buff spherical body with a short neck and a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with two spread wing eagles facing left and two smaller birds in profile. The remainder of the body is ornamented with wavy lines. 14 1/2" high x 14 1/2" diameter. This particular eagle design has been found on numerous vessels excavated in Susa and nearby sites between 2400 and 2200 BCE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1286980 (stock #3090)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
A Byzantine Bronze Censer with Cross Motif, 6th - 7th Century CE. The circular bowl with three attachment loops on the rim, suspended from three chains with central cross pendants bearing a geometric design and attachment hook above. In custom lucite case. Bronze Censer is 21" long with bowl 4" diameter. In excellent condition with beautiful patina. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd, Jerusalem. Byzantium was the ancient Greek city on the site that later became Constantinople (modern Istanbul)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1206297 (stock #2056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Ancient Persian Sgraffiato Bowl from Medieval Nishapur Iran (9th - 10th Century CE) the richest oasis and chief city of the eastern province of Khorasan, situated along the Silk Road. In colors of green, brown and cream with geometric and floral patterns. Professionally repaired from original pieces this magnificent bowl now in excellent condition. 12 1/4" diameter. Ex: Hadji Baba, London. Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Islamic World, 1987, fig. 12 p. 24.ISBN 0-87099-461-1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1199420 (stock #2019)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Sabaean, South Arabian Alabaster Male Portrait Head with flat, rectangular top and back. Recessed eyes to accept inlays, arching incised brows, long triangular nose and small mouth. Such sculptures are among the most familiar and most highly prized products of the South Arabian fringe, the area which now lies within Yemen. Circa 1st Century C.E. 8" high. Nose repaired but otherwise in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1353848 (stock #3205)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Finely decorated Etruscan Pottery Oinochoe, ca. 7th Century BCE. Ovoid body finely incised with a band of scales. Rays above ring foot. 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Professional repair to lip from original piece. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. According to the Oxford University Classical Art Research Centre, the term oinochoe (pl. oinochoai; Greek oinos - wine and cheo - I pour) is appropriate to this shape and illustrations of it in use, and appears to hav...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389727 (stock #3276)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze figure of a recumbent Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. With gaping jaw and bulging eyes, the mane a mass of wavy hair on the sides, incised rows on the top, his tail curving on to his flank, a tapering pin, square in section, protruding from the back suggesting the figure served as a support. In excellent condition 1 1/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/4", on custom stand 2" high. Ex: Christie's New York. Assyria was a major Semitic-speaking Mesopotamian kingdom and empire of the anc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388835 (stock #3254)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Roman Bronze of Lion, right paw raised, with Serpent on Lion's head and back. ca. 2nd - 4th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. 4 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2", on custom stand 5 1/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390172 (stock #3279)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Syro-Hittite Black Steatite Figure of Twin Lions, column base, (1180 - 700 BCE) Intact and in excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Collection number on bottom. Authentic example of Tell Tayinat Twin Lions discovered in 1930. According to The History Blog, “The presence of lions, or sphinxes and colossal statues astride the Master and Animals motif in the citadel gateways of the Neo-Hittite royal cities of Iron Age Syro-Anatolia continued a Bronze Ag...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1199551 (stock #2026)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Rare South Arabian Bronze Horse Head Protome, circa 2nd Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Engraved mane and inlaid eyes beneath heavy ribbed brows. Braided harness with blinders behind eyes. Two holes for attachment at bas of neck. Missing one ear but otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/2" high. Ex: Property of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recogniz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1223837 (stock #3012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a god, Canaan ca. 2100 - 1550 BCE. Strong facial features with deep set eyes and long beard. Depicted in the nude with pronounced nipples, arms raised forward and small rounded feet. 3 3/4" high. In excellent condition. Ex: Sasson Ancient Art, Jerusalem. For example see Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures, by Ora Negbi, Institute of Technogology, Tel Aviv University, 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389354 (stock #3265)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Canaanite Bronze Figure of a Warrior God, ca Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Solid cast figure holding a club in right hand. Standing with feet together. In excellent condition. 4" x 1" x 1", on custom stand height is 5". Cf. Christie's NY 12/18/1996, lot 39. The land of Canaan, which comprises the modern regions of Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. At the time when Canaanite religion was practiced, Canaan was divided into various city-states. Canaanite religion refers to the group of an...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223638 (stock #3008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,800.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Rare Middle Bronze Age I Twin Jug, Canaanite, ca. 1950 BCE. Bridged and intact with encrustation due to age, incised with puncture design around both necks. In excellent condition. 4" high x 9 1/2" long x 4 3/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. 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 t...
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. For about the first half of its ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1196164 (stock #1989)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
SOLD AS A GROUP: Five Parthian Pottery Vessels, a Turquoise Glazed Juglet, ancient Iran, 3rd - 1st Century BCE. With solid splayed foot, globular body with encircling under glaze grove on shoulder, cylindrical neck and handle. 6" high. Minor chips on lip and encrustations due to age, but in very good condition. Center Jug with handle Ex: Tarshish Gallery, Israel. Remaining four vessels Ex: Christie's New York. The Parthians largely adopted the art, architecture, religious beliefs, and royal insi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152962 (stock #1790)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Iron Age III Pottery Bull with Bridle, ca. 800-586 BCE. Pottery figures of animals were very common in this region from the 4th millennium BCE and onwards, but especially during the Iron Age. Stylized bull has a bridle and a bit. Incised eyes and long tail curving towards one leg. Horns repaired, but otherwise in excellent shape and appealingly crafted. 6" in height. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1212293 (stock #2087)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Etruscan Bronze Hydria Handle with Lion and Monkey heads, ca. 5th - 4th Century BCE. Top of handle in form of stylized lion's head with two monkeys. Palmette adorns the bottom of handle. Greenish overall patina overall. In excellent condition. 5 1/4" high x 4 1/4" wide. Ex: Bonhams & Brooks, Knightbridge.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209492 (stock #2076)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Persian Avian Pottery Juglet, Circa 3rd Millennium BCE, in globular form with neck of juglet in shape of a bird' s head. Bulbous eyes, opened beak, some earthen encrustation due to age but intact and in excellent condition. 8 1/4" High. Ex: Barakat Gallery, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1196371 (stock #1997)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,900.00
Found in Syria, Roman stylized head of Griffin with deep eye sockets. With bulging eyes, hooked beak, and spiky mane. Folds on neck and above eyes. Basalt is the most common type of solidified lava; a dense dark gray fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene. Circa 2nd Century C.E. Head is 6 1/2: high attached on custom stand. Ex: Christie's New York, Private Japanese collection, 1980s. Griffin-type creatures combining raptor heads and mammalian bodi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1198541 (stock #2011)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Persian Zoomorphic Jug, Iron Age II circa 1000 - 800 BCE. spherical body with flat base and strap handle. Cylindrical spout consisting of zoomorphic creature with large oval eyes. Traces of pigment remain on body. One ear partially broken, but otherwise in excellent condition. 5 3/4" high. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffe.
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192200 (stock #1970)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Rare Pottery Seven Pronged Menorah (Temple) Oil Lamp from the Talmudic Period, ca. 300 - 400 CE. Found in the Holy Land & encased in custom olive wood and lucite box. Lamp is 4 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. Rabbinic Jewish Period of Talmud Development (70 - 500 CE.) The Talmud (Menahot 28b) states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah therefore has eight main branches, plus the middle ninth lamp set apart as the shamash (servan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206306 (stock #2057)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Early Bronze Age Amphora with basket weave design, circa 3100 - 2900 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. 7 1/2" high and 7" wide. Intact with chip on one side due to age and wear, but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. 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, occasi...
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. Th...
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1129936 (stock #1754)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Etruscan Miniature Bronze of a Recumbent Lion, ca 6th - 5th Century BCE. On all fours with front paws outstretched. With pleasing facial features, almond eyes and incised fur, mane, and tail. In excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York. 1 1/2" high x 2 1/2" long. On stand 2" high. Cf. Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg collection, image 105, page 126. According to Mark Cartwright at Ancient History Encyclopedia, the Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the 8th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1004378 (stock #1653)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Magnificent Luristan Bronze Sword, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age, intact and in excellent condition. Bronze is 14 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide. On custom stand dimensions are 9 1/4" high x 14 1/2" wide x 2" deep. Typical categories of canonical Luristan bronze artifacts in­clude cast animal finials, standards with masters of animals, horse cheekpieces, and harness attachments in the form of naturalistic or fantastic creatures, figured and disc pins, whetstone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1205395 (stock #2055)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Monumental Eastern Roman Empire Mottled Gray Marble Funerary Statue of Cybele, goddess of Nature & Fertility flanked by set of lions. Two line Greek inscription on front base. circa 3rd Century CE. Under the emperor Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE,) Cybele enjoyed great prominence thanks to her inclusion in Augustan ideology. Augustus restored Cybele's temple, which was located next to his own palace on the Palatine Hill. 21" high on custom stand. In excellent condition and very heavy marble! Ex: Bonha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390282 (stock #3280)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Persian Stone Standing Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 4" x 1 3/4" x 1/2". On stand 4 3/4" high. Pricked ears, bared fangs, standing on all fours with long tail. Possibly an attachment. 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 Grea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1184920 (stock #1924)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Roman Bronze of Mood God named Men, of Anatolia. ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Sculptural depictions of the Moon god of Anatolia called "Men" are extremely rare. The god wearing a Phygian cap and clad in layered chiton, standing with weight on right leg and left leg elevated. Head slightly angled downward. Circa 1st Century B.C.E. - 1st Century C.E., Bronze is 5 3/4" high. Loss to limbs but otherwise in excellent condition. Rare find. Mēn (Greek Μήν "month; Moon", presumably influenc...
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1051551 (stock #1675)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Luristan Bronze Cosmetic Bottle and Applicator, ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Found in Israel. Motif of Serpant on bottle with a ram or goat figure on top of applicator. Nice brown patina due to age. 7 1/2" from base to tip of applicator. Vessel is 4 1/2" high x 1 1/2" wide x 1" deep. Applicator stick is 5 3/4" long. In excellent condition. According to the Iraniciaonline.org, BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C...