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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1190080 (stock #1953)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Small but stunning Roman Bronze Winged Cupid, ca. 1st - 3rd Century. Depicted as a young winged boy standing with weight on slightly bent left leg. Muscular body with outstretched arms. Hair pulled back in to a chignon and falling in ringlets. Loss of left hand but otherwise in very good condition. 2 1/2 high x 1 1/4" wide x 1 1/8" deep. On custom stand height is 3 3/4". The Roman god of love and the son of Venus. He is a small, winged boy, usually blindfolded, carrying bow and arrows...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1223692 (stock #3011)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,200.00
Impressive Syrian Limestone Altar, ca. 3rd - 2nd Century BCE. Recessed top for placing incense and high relief of flying griffin on front. Tapered body standing on four triangular legs. In excellent condition. 4" x 4" x 4" Ex: Estate of George Halpern, New York, acquired from Charles Ede, Ltd. London, 1972. The first reference to an altar is the one built by Noah after the flood (Gen. 8:20) Abraham is the next builder of altars, the first three related to his circuit of wanderings within Canaan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1294730 (stock #3099)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,600.00
Iron Age II, Kingdom of Judah, Bronze Dagger, Israel 8th - 6th Century BCE. Bronze dagger is 1 1/8" high x 8 1/4" long x 1/8" deep with contemporary lucite handle and in custom olive wood case. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Jerusalem. According to the Penn Museum, in Iron Age II, nation-states arose in the southern Levant. Territory and nationality joined family and town as sources of identity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1192179 (stock #1969)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$15,000.00
Roman Bronze Horse & Rider Oil Lamp, Egypt, 2nd Century BCE. Pear shaped bronze horse head with human figure surmounting horse in erotic fashion. Flared foot with two suspension loops. Wonderfully incised with upturned half-nozzle and raised flange. 3" high x 5" long & in excellent condition. Ex: A. Rosen, New York
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1190344 (stock #1956)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
16th - 17th Century Persian Illuminated Poem / Manuscript Page illumination of Sultan and his servant. Persian script (Farsi) on front and can also be seen on reverse side through glass. In excellent condition. 15 1/2" x 11 3/4". The Poem refers to the strong emotions of losing a friend. Illuminated manuscripts in Persia did not really develop as an art until the end of the thirteenth, beginning of the fourteenth centuries known as the Timurd period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298166 (stock #3106)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$455.00
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, 1 3/4" x 1 1/4". 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...
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1182726 (stock #1870)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Roman Bronze Ceremonial Dagger, 1st - 3rd Century CE. Ancient pastiche of iron dagger topped with bronze chariot fitting of an eagle with hook of a duck's head. 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: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa Israel. 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 : 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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152971 (stock #1794)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Phoenician Mask of a Lady, ca. 4th Century CE. Hollow with incised hair and hair ornaments. Small shapely nose. Eyes and eyebrows applied with black color. Small hole in top of head indicates that this piece was hung. From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Mr. Kollek signed his initials "TK" on interior of artifact. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" heighth x 2 1/2" width x 1 1/2" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1179642 (stock #1841)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
A Magnificent Miniature Egyptian Limestone Head, possibly from an Ushabti wearing a tripartite wig tucked behind ears, thick pouting lips long oval face with pointed chin, New Kingdom Dynasty XVIII, 1550 - 1307 B.C.E. with custom stand. Found in the Holy Land. Height of head 2.5", on custom wooden stand 4 1/2" high. Museum quality and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1234001 (stock #3034)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Roman Bronze Balance Scale, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age and works with precision. Intact and in excellent condition. Scale is 9" high and placed on custom lucite stand. The oldest evidence for the existence of weighing scales dates to c. 2400-1800 B.C.E...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209507 (stock #2077)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Iron Age I Terracotta Pyxis, circa 1200 - 926 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Short flared mouth with twin handles. Beautiful earthen encrustation from years of burial, but in excellent condition. 3" high x 4 1/4" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300960 (stock #3139)
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 3/8” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8”. 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 Persi...
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 Keys, circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. found in the Holy land. Various sizes and all in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. 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. Less often they were used for ceremonial or decorative purposes, such as matron keys, jewelry items and votive offerings. It is alleged that some ring keys were worn by women as symbols ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223897 (stock #3017)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
Early Bronze Age IV Four Spouted Oil Lamp, ca. 2200 - 2100 BCE. with wonderful encrustation and one of the earliest oil lamps known to mankind. 6" wide and in very good condition. 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. Houses are mostly either: apsidal, with a curve at one end; ellipsoidal, with both ends curving; or, occasionally, caves. Burial customs i...
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. “La Questione della Lingua” The "Question of the Language", was...