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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209515 (stock #2078)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
From the Age of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Middle Bronze Age Pottery Juglet, circa 2250 - 1550 BCE. Conical form with flared mouth and small handle. Beautiful earthen encrustation. Neck and handle repaired from original pieces, otherwise in good condition. 7 1/2" high not including custom stand. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Around 1950 BCE, urban life revived in Canaan. For the first time, palaces were built in the largest settlements...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153344 (stock #1805)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Hellenistic Oil Lamp with Inscription on Reverse, ca. 330-60 BCE. Sunburst floral pattern surrounding fill hole, shoulders, and body. Trench with horizontal lines leading to nozzle. Deeply carved. Ring base with inscription on reverse. 3 3/4" in length and in excellent condition. Beautifully preserved.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1192343 (stock #1974)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Cast bronze garment fasteners, a popular decorative element for Roman togas, each with a spring-loaded pin. In good condition. Ca. 2nd Century C.E. Various sizes up to 1 1/2". Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age...
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...
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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153356 (stock #1811)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$225.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: TWO Iron Age I Trefoil Lamps, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, Found in the Holy Land. One on custom stand at $225. Another not on a stand at $200. All intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. Archaeological sites in the land of Israel from the Hellenistic period onward have revealed oil lamps that were made for the use of Jewish people...
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 : Pre 1700 item #1245892 (stock #3052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
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 : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1004594 (stock #1654)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Biblical Bronze Swords from the Holy Land. #1 Canaanite, Middle Bronze Age, Time of the Patriarchs ca. 2150 - 1550 BCE, 16 1/4" L. #2 Late Bronze Age, Time of Moses ca. 1550 - 1200 BCE, 18" L. #3 Iron Age II, Time of King David ca. 930 - 556 BCE, 15 3/4"L. All on custom stand and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1004378 (stock #1653)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Magnificent Luristan Bronze Sword, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age, intact and in excellent condition. On custom lucite stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1266200 (stock #3068)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
A Silver Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Mint of Amphipolis (modern Amfípolis, northern Greece), 336-323 BCE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1223374 (stock #3004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Egyptian Steatite Scarab, XII dynasty 1983 - 1778 BCE, set in 18K contemporary gold with leather choker and small bead of faience. Reverse is name of two Egyptian Pharaohs, Sesostris I and Sesostris III, Hyksos period. Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian myths the sun god, Ra rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying egg...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183818 (stock #1898)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Sold Separately, Two Pair: Apulian Pottery Gnathia Ware Epichysis. Vessels used for pouring wine and characterized by long neck and spout, with a high looped handle. One in ovoid shape with large wreaths on body centered by rosette, other pair is reel-shaped with grape vines on shoulders and band or key across body. All vessels with a mold-made lion-head mask where handle joins the rim, circa 340 - 320 BCE. Some chips and wear due to age and use. Ovoid pair is 8" high, Reel-shaped pair is 6 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1235521 (stock #3039)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Four Miniature Byzantine Glass Juglets on custom stands, ca. 4th -5th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. Various sizes with largest at 1 1/4", and all in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152946 (stock #1783)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Hellenistic Pottery Brazier of a Bearded Man, ca. 4th - 2nd Century BCE. Protruding beard and short hair, heavy lidded eyes under arching brows. Fragment in good condition. 4" in height. On Custom lucite stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1223357 (stock #3002)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Ancient Silver Tetrobol of Akanthos, Greek, Classical Period, ca. 430 - 390 BCE. Mint: Akanthos, Macedonia. Diameter: 15 mm, weight: 3.38 gm silver. 13.8 gr. 18K Contemporary Gold. Catalogue: Brett, Greek Coins (MFA) Obverse: Forepart of a bull, kneeling to left on foreleg, head 3/4 view, border of dots> Inscription in Greek, above is A = Alpha, Reverse: Forepart square incuse with smooth surfaces. Akanthos was founded by 7th century BCE (the archaeology suggests 655 BCE) by colonists from Andro...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1199269 (stock #2016)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Hellenistic Terracotta Brazier fragment of a Head of a Bearded Man found in the Holy Land. Protruding beard and short hair, heavy lidded eyes under arching brows with missing nose. Fragment in good condition. Circa 4th - 2nd B.C.E. 3 3/4" high. On Custom lucite stand. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. A brazier is a container for fire, generally taking the form of an upright standing or hanging metal bowl or box. Used for burning solid fuel, braziers principally provide heat and light, but ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1184920 (stock #1924)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
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.