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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1353875 (stock #3206)
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Luminescent Byzantine Glass Jar with Purple Swirls, Constantinople, ca 4th - 5th. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. According to Art History Summary, Byzantine period glass offers the possibility of creating not only beautiful glass mosaic, but it also applies to the glassware for windows. Those magnificent paints made of colored glass were made to get the viewer’s attention on the characters and narratives scenes represented in them...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1394342 (stock #3320)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Roman Bronze Oil Lamp with Greek Inscription, ca 1st - 2nd Century CE. 1 1/2" x 4" x 2". With repair to nozzle as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. Some of the earliest lamps, dating to the Upper Paleolithic, were stones with depressions in which animal fats were likely burned as a source of light. Shells, such as conch or oyster, were also employed as lamps, and even may have served as the prototype for early lamp forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183653 (stock #1890)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Gandharan Stucco Fragment, Head of a Man. With moustach and swirls of wavy hair, incised eyes and pursed lips, visible repairs to neck and cowl, small chips on crown and earthen encrustation due to age, on custom wooden base, in good condition, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Head 5 3/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350799 (stock #3177)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 4 1/4" X 3 1/2" X 4 3/4". Incised decoration on chariot. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. In excellent condition. Intact with four terracotta wheels. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Syrian-Lebanese border...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153358 (stock #1812)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Two Roman Pottery Figural Oil Lamps, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. One red in color with figure in center. Price $275. Second lamp buff in color and center repaired from original pieces. Otherwise in good condition. Price $200. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367726 (stock #3217)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Hellenistic Terracotta Vessel in form of a Duck, ca. 4th - 2nd Century BCE. Spouted mold made vessel with intricate features and feathers. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 1/4" x 6" x 2 1/2". Ex: M. Megiddon collection, Tel Aviv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388823 (stock #3252)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, Attachment. ca. 2nd - 4th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1/2". On custom stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. With ears lying flat, flared nostrils, and bared fangs. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Miniature Romano - British bronze figure of a bound Captive, ca 1st Century CE. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388472 (stock #3246)
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Middle Bronze Age II Globular Pottery Jar, ca. 2150 - 1550 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Buff in color, round in shape, expressive, wide neck. Intact and in excellent condition, 4" x 3" x 3". Pottery and ceramics have been produced in the Levant since prehistoric times. This period is divided into three different sub periods: MBII A, B, and C. We shall see that B and C are closer linked than A. This period is diagnosed by the well-burnished red slip so often seen in the corresponding layers at di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388375 (stock #3241)
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. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 8 3/4". 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 m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367716 (stock #3215)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of a Unified Jerusalem, Italo Crointhian Terracotta Swan Vase, ca. 6th Century BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3" x 1 3/4 x 3 1/4". Vase in form of swan with plumb body on splayed feet. Opening in lower back with feather incised through the brown glaze with added pigment. Cf: Christie's New York, June 14, 1993 Lot 46. According to the Archaeological Museum of Bologna, From the VIII century BCE, Corinth became one of the most active centers...
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1186893 (stock #1926)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
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. Hydriai often appear on painted Greek vases in scenes of women carrying water fro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1182733 (stock #1871)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Byzantine Pottery read Stamp, 6th Century, found in the Holy Land. Pottery stamp is particularly large, suitable for stamping whole loaves. Surface incised with a pattern that facilitated the breaking of the bread into small pieces. Excellent condition custom mounted and labeled. Diameter 9 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. According to Archaeology at Brown University, very little has been written on bread stamps as an artifact category, with the majority of scholarship dealing with Christian st...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1390967 (stock #3288)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with recumbent lion asleep on handle. 3 1/2' x 4 1/2" x 1". 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 owner. Certain types almost never show traces of wear; deposits of unshafted ax bl...
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. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan, for example, in mythological texts ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209640 (stock #2083)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Petite Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Bird Faced Goddess Astarte (goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war) circa 3rd Millennium BCE. With large hollow eyes, pointed nose and slender arms and legs. Wearing headdress and ceremonial collar. 4 1/2" high not including custom lucite stand. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river. Excavations f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1353878 (stock #3207)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Radiant Miniature Roman Glass Pilgrim Flask, ca. 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1". Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. This ampulla is shaped like a flattened gourd with small handle on side and radiant small spout. Pilgrim flasks, or ampullae, are small metal, glass, or terra vials such as this one, used by pilgrims in Antiquity and in the early Middle Ages, to carry home water or oil from the lamps burning in the sanctuaries vis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1390956 (stock #3285)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Roman Bronze Mask, Head of a Lion, Door Knocker, with Ring in mouth, ca. 2nd Century CE. Curly mane with almond eyes. Whiskers protrude from nose. 4 1/4" diameter. On custom stand 8 1/4" high. Fissure as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Lion mask is a motif used from antiquity as an emblem of strength, courage, and majesty. The lion mask derives from furniture from ancient Rome and it continues to be popular. Both Venetian and Façon de Venise...
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411879 (stock #3344)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Roman Bronze Bull Head, flat applique, on custom stand, 3th - 4th Century CE. 2" X 1 1/2" x 1/4", on stand 3 7/8" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. In excellent condition. Bronze statues come to life differently than marble statues. Instead of carving a block or marble, the bronze artist uses the lost-wax technique to make a series of molds, and then pours melted bronze into the final mold to create the sculpture. This method has been around since 4500 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223675 (stock #3010)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Middle Bronze Age II Canaanite glazed juglet, ca. 1735 BCE, found in a cave in Hebron. Intact and in very good condition with a very small hole at bottom of vessel. 3 3/4" high. 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 the Egyptian Delta, rulers competed for p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152194 (stock #1772)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Iron Age II Fenestrated Pottery Chalice, ca. 8th Century BCE. Time of Omri, father of King Ahab who was husband to Jezebel. Found in the Holy Land. Chalice stands on wide elaborate foot with long slender neck. Wide mouth of drinking vessel surrounded by perforated holes, believed to be from a later date. 5 1/2" high x 4 1/8' diameter and in excellent condition. According to Boston University, Iron II (1000-550) witnessed the rise of the states of Judah and Israel in the tenth-ninth century. Thes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411881 (stock #3346)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Iron Age Bronze Miniature Bull, curved tail, on custom stand, ca 800 BCE. 1 1/4", 1 1/4" x 1/2", on stand 1 3/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. Some loss as seen, but otherwise in excellent condition. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1389452 (stock #3272)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Miniature Islamic Stone Lion, used for weight measurement. ca. 1100 - 1300 CE. Curly mane with wide expressive eyes. Geometric design on bottom. In excellent condition. 3/4" x 1" x 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. In Islamic art high levels of achievement were reached in other materials, including hardstone carvings and jewelry, ivory carving, textiles and leatherwork. During the Middle Ages, Islamic work in these fields was highly valued in other parts of the world and often traded outs...
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. Israel's southern neighbor...
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. 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 B...
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 : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300954 (stock #3138)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Persian Glazed Ceramic Bowl on Custom Stand. Nishapur, 10th Century CE. Repaired from original pieces with some overpaint. Bowl is 3 ¾” high x 6 ½” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8 ½”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia. A distinct Muslim style in pottery was not firmly established until the 9th century in Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Syria and Per...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1221594 (stock #2095)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,250.00
Iron Age II Pottery Tripod Bowl found in the Holy Land. Circa 800 - 586 BCE. Geometric patterns painted in brown on body of vessel. 3 3/4" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Teddy Kollek collection, First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. According to Boston University, Early in Iron II, major sites (Megiddo, Hazor, and Gezer) show extensive construction on what appears to be similar plans. Other facilities are added in the next century expanding the types of "monumental" structures. Perhaps the mos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223627 (stock #3006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$625.00
Cypriot, Cypro-Archaic I Trefoil Zoomorphic Oinochoe, ca. 750 - 600 BCE. Small wine jug with ring around neck and circular eyes painted on either side of trefoil mouth. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 3/4" high. According to the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, a stele found at Kition reports the submission of the Cypriot kings to Assyria in 709 B.C. Under Assyrian domination, the kingdoms of Cyprus flourished and Cypriot kings enjoyed some independence as long as they regularly paid trib...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1208525 (stock #2073)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
Roman Terracotta Male Head with Triangular Hat from a Frieze segment, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Bulbous eyes with pouting lips and large nose. Head approximately 5 1/2" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Hoffman collection, Berlin Germany. Some of the earliest descriptions of a seamans' dress appears to date from a few years after the Roman invasion of Britain (55 BCE) An order that the sails of longboats in the Roman fleet were to be dyed light-blue to match the color of the sea and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1178429 (stock #1833)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
The Greeks in Southern Italy. Campanian guttus(oil lamp filler) with releif Head of Apollo. Ring handle set at right angles to the elongated spout with sides of bowl striated. The surface has a metallic black glaze, other than a band around the upper foot and the underside of the vase, which are reserved. Calene ware, c. 300 B.C. 4 1/2" high and 3.9 inch diameter. Professional repair to fisure where neck meets shoulder, otherwise in excellent condition. The medallion of the piece somewhat rare. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298287 (stock #3111)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Roman Glass Pendant with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" 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 vesse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153346 (stock #1807)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Corinthian Pottery Aryballos, ca. 6th century BCE. Decorated with mythological creature of bearded winged male and reverse side with Swan motif. Oil flask with conical base. Remarkable remnants of charcoal and brown and cream pigment remain on the vessel. Delicate mouth with stripes and dots on flat neck. Very good condition and very rare type. 4" in height. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD. Old Jaffa. According to Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, this small, globular vessel is an aryballos, an ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : 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 : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
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Signed and Dated, Qing Dynasty Scholar's Ink Stone with motif of Chinese Temple and Landscape, Shanxi Province. Chinese calligraphy translates to "Strength and Self Confidence." Intact and in excellent condition. 10" x 5 1/2" x 3". Ex: Lovell Hall, Portland, Maine. The inkstone is Chinese in origin and is used in calligraphy and painting. Extant inkstones date from early antiquity in China. The device evolved from a rubbing tool used for rubbing dyes dating around 6000 to 7000 years ago. The ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411878 (stock #3343)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Roman Bronze Bull Head on 3 Rings, on custom stand, 3rd - 4th Century CE. 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4", on stand 4 1/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. In excellent condition. Bronze statues come to life differently than marble statues. Instead of carving a block or marble, the bronze artist uses the lost-wax technique to make a series of molds, and then pours melted bronze into the final mold to create the sculpture. This method has been around since 4500 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394341 (stock #3319)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Byzantine Terracotta Juglet, Figure of a Bull / Zoomorphic. ca. 500 - 800 CE. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/4". Rare, and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1391465 (stock #3294)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Stylized Head of a Lion, Medieval, or Middle Ages, 1100 - 1200 CE. 1" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. 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 ar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1352915 (stock #3202)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Large and heavy Sasanian Recumbent Pitted Stone Lion, ca. 5th - 6th Century CE. Stylized lion lying on one side with tail between legs. Pleasing smile with flared nostrils. Note Some repair and Head is Contemporary reconstruction, left ear broken. Fissure encircling neck probably due to reconstruction. 10" high x 17" wide x 12" deep. Heleanor Feltham writes in her paper "Lions, Silks and Silver, The Influence of Sasanian Persia," The Sasanian Empire (224–637 CE) was founded by Ardarshir I, who...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1371567 (stock #3226)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Jama Coaque Terracotta Seated Figure with elaborate Headdress, Ecuador, ca. 500 BCE - 500 CE. 6 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". Ex: Sotheby's New York. Some professional repair as seen in images. Otherwise in very good condition. 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 their resource gathering members of both the for...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1392427 (stock #3312)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Buckle, Body of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. In excellent condition. 1 1/8" x 2" x 1/*', on custom stand 2 3/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks. The Seljuk Empire controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to western Anatolia and the Levant, and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1422689 (stock #3348)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Large Iron Age I Philistine Pottery Pilgrim Flask with Bowl Shaped Spout, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Intact and in excellent condition, 4" x 9 1/4" x 5 1/2". Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. For example see National Treasures Selected Artifacts from the Shelby White & Leon Levy Center for National Treasures, Israel Antiquities Authority. The Philistines were an ancient people who lived on the south coast of Canaan between the 12th century BC and 604 BC when they were exiled to Mesopotamia by King N...
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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1391517 (stock #3295)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Near East, Islamic, Stone Foreparts of a Leaping Lion, ca. 1100 - 1200 CE. Pleasing face with protruding tongue. In action as if attacking prey. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", on custom stand 4" high. In excellent condition. Back is lopped, fragment as seen in images. 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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1196176 (stock #1991)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Line painted Early Bronze Age I spouted vessel with side flanges. Ovid body with tapering small flat base and raised rounded rim. Circa 3100 - 1850 B.C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 8 3/4" high. Some wear due to age, but in very good condition. Ex: Tarshish Gallery, Israel. 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 e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1367791 (stock #3218)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Chalcolithic, Tepe Sialk Iran, Terracotta Bowl with Ibex, Horned Animals. ca. 5000 - 4000 Century BCE. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 2 3/4" x 7 5/8" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #59.1 Chalcolithic Bowl with Horned Animals. Chalcolithic (transition from stone to metal) painted wares developed on the Iranian plateau and in the western mountains. Like much of the pottery from Iran in the Chalcolithic Period (ca. 5500-4000 ...
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. Since they had been brought i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298187 (stock #3109)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$490.00
Egyptian Glass Pendant with 18K Gold Contemporary Setting, Egyptian Glass ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 2" x 1 1/2". In Egypt, the first glass we know of, as a component of faience ware, dates from as far back as the Neolithic Badarian culture at the turn of the 5th and 4th millennia BC. Glass is produced from a mixture of silica-sand, lime and soda, colored with the copper ore malachite and fused at a high temperature. In the oldest Egypti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre 1800 item #1388067 (stock #3234)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
18th Century Copper engraving of Ancient Jerusalem. Previously owned and autographed in English and Hebrew by Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Map is 16" x 20", frame is 24" x 28". In excellent condition. Theodor "Teddy" Kollek, May 1911 – 2 January 2007, was an Israeli politician who served as the mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993, and founder of the Jerusalem Foundation. Kollek was re-elected five times, in 1969, 1973, 1978, 1983 and 1989. After reluctantly running for a se...
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 : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1391520 (stock #3297)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Extemely Large Roman (North African) Oil Lamp with Griffin Motif, ca. 4th Century CE. 2" x 3 1/2" x 5", and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Avia. Mold made with ring base and flat elongated knob handle. Collection number on reverse. This is an extremely lovely and large lamp. The griffin was a favorite decorative motif in the ancient Middle Eastern and Mediterranean lands. Probably originating in the Levant in the 2nd millennium BCE, the griffin had spread throughout weste...
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391457 (stock #3290)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and curly mane. In excellent condition, 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/8", on stand height is 3 3/4". 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411870 (stock #3340)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age Bronze Antelope, ca 1000 BCE. Bronze is 2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", on stand 1/2" x 4" x 2". In excellent condition. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts of the Old World. Th...
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 : 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.