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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198413 (stock #2007)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, First mayor of unified Jerusalem. Two Luristan (ancient Western Iran) Bronze Seals on custom lucite stand. Beautiful patina and geometric patterns on both. Iron Age, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Lorestān bronze is a term referring to a set of Early Iron Age bronze artifacts of various individual forms which have been recovered from Lorestān and Kermanshah areas in west-central Iran...
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1110746 (stock #1729)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Splendid Lurisan Bronze of a Saddled Horse, Ancient Iran, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Small bulbous eyes, flowing mane and tail and standing on four legs. Beautiful patina from age and intact and on custom stand. 2" high x 3" long. Ex: Mayor Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. Theodor "Teddy" Kollek was an Israeli 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183679 (stock #1894)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro-Hittite Pottery Fertility Goddess, Bird Faced Goddess. Astarte the Israelite Goddess of Fertility, Cream colored clay goddess with large ears, pointed nose and expressive eyes, conical breasts and primitive drapery. Hands missing and small chip on frontal base. Ancient Asia Minor (Syria/Turkey), 2nd Millennium B.C.E. On custom base, 4 3/4" high (without base).
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...
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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152964 (stock #1791)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Pottery Rattle, Hellenistic Period ca. 330 - 63 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Cylindral shape with flaring ends with pottery ball bearing inside for rattle. Traces of original design. 2 3/4" in height and on custom stand. Excellent condition.
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1195860 (stock #1985)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
A green glass bowl with a beautiful patina. Roman ca. 2nd - 3rd century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 4 " diameter. Ex: David Hacohen collection, Israel.
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 : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1203186 (stock #2053)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Green Ribbed Glass Cosmetic Container #RGC02, Found in Bethlehem. ca 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Approximately 3" high with beautiful earthen encrustation and patina. In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. According to the Torah (Old Testament), Rachel, the favorite wife of Jacob, was buried in Bethlehem...
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. When the book culture did begin in Central As...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1250909 (stock #3057)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
A Large Middle Bronze Age II Pottery Jug, ca. 1735 BCE, from the Age of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 18" High x 12 1/2" Diameter. Ex: Biblical Artifacts, Jerusalem. 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 prestige thou...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1163219 (stock #1824)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
A MESSAPIAN PAINTED KALATHOS, SECOND HALF OF 4TH CENTURY BCE. Flaring bowl decorated with applied buff painted friezes of laurel wreath around the rim interior, wavy leafy tendrils on the exterior rim, and body friezes of palmettes and leaves on the upper body, palmettes with scrolling tendrils alternating with leaves around the middle and five ivy leaves above the base. 6 7/8" high, intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. A kalathos is a vase with form of top hat, us...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1230568 (stock #3030)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Parthian Bronze Lion-Headed Handle, Ancient Iran ca. 150 BCE - 225 CE. With open mouth, sharp fangs, small eyes with a flattened head, and ribbed handle. On custom stand and in excellent condition. Bronze is 4 3/4" High. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. From about 130 BCE onwards, Parthia suffered numerous incursions by various nomadic tribes, including the Sakas, the Yueh-chi, and the Massagetae. Each time, the Arsacid dynasts responded personally, doing so even when there were more severe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209643 (stock #2084)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Large Babylonian or Persian Incantation Bowl written in Mandaic script, circa 6th - 8th Century CE. Found in The Holy Land. FULLY TRANSLATED, this bowl asks for health and welfare of dwelling of Nihye, son of Niway and Mihroy daughter of Maskoy. Intact with earthen encrustation due to age. Entirely legible script pigment, and in excellent condition. 11" diameter. In 539 BC, the Neo-Babylonian Empire fell to Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, with a military engagement known as the Battle of Opis. ...
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 : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1221291 (stock #2092)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$17,500.00
Monumental Roman Basalt Torso, Winged Victory of Samothrace, Ancient Hauran, Syria, 2nd Century CE. Loss of Wings except small portion as seen in images. Figure is 27" high x 18" wide x 12" depth. On custom iron stand this figure stands 65" high. Flowing robes and wearing high belted chiton clinging to her body revealing its form beneath. Sensation of forward striding motion. In excellent condition and on custom stand. Very heavy at 200 - 300 pounds. Ex: Estate of George, Randall, an English Gen...