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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1245965 (stock #3054)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Shimon Bar Kochba Silver Denarius or Zuz, 132 - 135 CE. Obverse: Paleo - Hebrew inscription. Reverse: Fluted Juglet with Paleo - Hebrew inscription.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1202558 (stock #2048)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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From the Age of the Patriarchs. Middle Bronze Age II-B Pottery Transport Amphora with original Ladle calcified into mouth of vessel, circa 1750 - 1550 BCE, Age of the Patriarchs (Abraham, Issac, Jacob) Found in the Holy Land and purchased in Israel in 1980s. Globular in form with funnel-shaped mouth, a horned handle on either side. Intact and heavily encrusted with earthen deposits, in great condition. 21 1/2" high...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153350 (stock #1809)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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SOLD AS A GROUP: Six Roman Pottery Oil Lamps, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land, in various shapes and sizes. All intact and in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The earliest known lamps were adapted from ordinary, plain pottery bowls filled with oil; the wick was simply placed in the oil and lit. Later on, a pinched rim was devised in order to ensure a steady, controlled supply of oil to the wick. In time, this pinched rim developed into a real spout...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152967 (stock #1792)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Cypriot Terracotta Barrel Flask, ca. Iron Age III 800-586 BCE. Chip on rim, but virtually all original color and slip remains. A great deal of Cypriot pottery was found in Israel attesting to the large amount of trade between the two areas in antiquity. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: David Hacohen collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152945 (stock #1782)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Roman Gray Terracotta Juglet, ca. 63 BCE-330 CE. Splendid juglet in the form of a grenade, fire bomb. With wide mouth and single loop handle. Rosette design on bottom. 4" in height, intact and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187208 (stock #1933)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre 1492 item #1209637 (stock #2082)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,250.00
Charming Islamic Medieval Bronze Lion Mask, circa 12 - 13th Century CE. Squinted eyes with yawning mouth showing small tongue and teeth. Striated incisions for whiskers and hair. 3 1/4" high not including custom lucite stand. Ex: Dr. K.A. Moosberg collection, Tel Aviv. Islamic decorative arts were highly valued imports to Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Largely because of accidents of survival the majority of surviving examples are those that were in the possession of the church...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209519 (stock #2079)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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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...
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 : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1189792 (stock #1949)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,500.00
Egyptian Bronze of Young Horus, Roman Period, 30 BCE - 395 CE. Depicted in the form of Harpocrates, the young Horus, the Greek god of silence and secrecy. The nude figure wearing the side-lock of youth, a uraeus on cap and right hand index finger raised to mouth. Figure seated on custom stand. In excellent condition. 3 3/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223627 (stock #3006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
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 : 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 : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1228039 (stock #3029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Canaanite Bronze Figure of a God, Middle Bronze Age II A-B, ca. 2000 - 1550 BCE. Standing upright with outstretched arms, wide smiling face with large ears. Oval eyes and prominent nose. Loss to arms as seen in photo. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Bronze is 2 7/8" high, on custom base figure is 4" high. Canaanite religion is the name for the group of Ancient Semitic religions practiced by the Canaanites living in the ancient Levant from at least the early Bronze Age through the first cen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298179 (stock #3108)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$360.00
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, 7/8" Diameter. 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 Egyp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152940 (stock #1780)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Terracotta Cuneiform Clay Tablet, ca. 2nd millennium BCE. Tablet is covered with inscriptions used during this time for communication. Cuneiform writing, made by pressing the characters into wet clay with a stylus, originated with the Sumerians, who later merged with the Assyrians and Babylonians. It is one of the earliest forms of writing. 2 1/4" in height by 3" in length and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1298120 (stock #3101)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Small Egyptian Turquoise Glazed Composition Ushabti / Shabti, Late Period - Ptolemaic , ca. 400 - 30 BCE. Uninscribed and with slight tilt, perspex mounted. With seed sack on back, arms folded across chest. In excellent condition. 3 3/4" high x 1" wide x 1" deep. Perspex mount is 1 1/2 square. The ushabti (also called shabti or shawabti, with a number of variant spellings, Ancient Egyptian plural: ushabtiu) was a funerary figurine used in Ancient Egypt. Ushabtis were placed in tombs among t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1053053 (stock #1676)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Splendid Byzantine Pink Marble Octagonal Tile with Three Lines of Greek Inscription, ca. 400 - 500 CE. Intact and in excellent condition. 8 1/4" across. Ex: Private British collection.