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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre 1900 item #1192341 (stock #1973)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
From the Negev Desert, this handmade Bedouin Textile Headdress, ca. 1900, with brilliant colors once belonging to a group generally applied to Arab nomadic pastoralist groups found in the desert belt. Seven Maria Theresa coins dated 1780 adorn the hat. In excellent condition. Negev Bedouin are formerly nomadic and later also semi-nomadic Arabs who live by rearing livestock in the deserts of southern Israel. The community is traditional and conservative, with a well-defined value system that dire...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Contemporary item #1014679 (stock #JK03)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,700.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, Love In Jaffa (Chess Floor,) 2008 - 09, Oil on Canvas, 17.8” x 37.3". Kis-Lev was born in 1985 to Russian Jewish immigrant parents and spent his childhood years in a small village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. As a young boy Kis-Lev began private lessons in watercolors and oils tutored by a Russian painter. As a teenager, Kis-Lev continued his art studies at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. At the age of sixteen, Kis-Lev was granted a full scholarship to study visual a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198407 (stock #2006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Roman Bronze Eagle Head on custom stand, probably from a small knife. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. 1" high without stand. Small loss between eyes but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's, London. The eagle was extremely important to the Roman military, beyond merely being a symbol of a legion. A lost standard was considered an extremely grave occurrence, and the Roman military often went to great lengths to both protect a standard and to recover it if lost; for example, see the afterma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1117457 (stock #1738)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
SOLD ONLY AS A SET: Qing Dynasty Pottery Musicians, China, Hunan Province, 19th Century, ca. 1880. Each musician has a top knot and varied facial expression and each play a different musical instruments. Hues of green, yellow, orange and pink give this set a unique look. Heavy earthen encrustation due to age but all intact and in excellent condition. 14 1/4" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1201308 (stock #2035)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,800.00
Nazca Globular Double-Spouted Water Jar, Peru, ca. 400 CE, with a warrior priest wearing elaborate headdress. Two serpents adorn either side with a rank of five trophy heads on reverse. A frieze of chili peppers surround the lower portion of the globular bottom. In excellent condition. Intact and in excellent condition. 9 1/4" high x 8 1/4" wide. Ex: Kate Kemper collection, London, Switzerland. Warriors form were a major category of male representations in Nasca ceramic art. Early warriors are ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207357 (stock #2069)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Small Daunian Pottery High Handle Juglet, Greeks in Southern Italy, circa 350 BCE. With several brown encircling bands, wide mouth and shepherds staff handle. Comb motif 4" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Published: Ceramiques Antiques de Grece et d-Italie dans le patrimoine liegeois, exhibition catalogue, Liege, 1987, p. 91, no. 128; and De Warande, Grieks & Italisch Aardewerk, Turn, 1986, p. 122, coll. 251. Daunian pottery is a genus of Dauni ceramic p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1235841 (stock #3044)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Hand carved Anye / Cote d'Ivoire Statue of Mother and Children. Akan Group, wood, kaolin, Late 19th - early 20th Century, 19" high. Ex: A. Steinman collection, Palm Beach, FL. In very good condition. The Anye people are a subgroup of the Akan, originally from Ghana, who fled from the Ashanti subgroup to their current location in present day Ivory Coast between the 16th and 18th centuries. They established the Kingdoms of Indene, Sanwi, and Moronou, it should be noted that another group of Anyis ...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1189006 (stock #1937)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Qing Dynasty tapered Noodle Cabinet, circa 1880, with two inner shelves, two inner drawers, and a hidden compartment for bottom. Beautiful finish and in excellent condition. 77.5" high x 38" x 22". According to the Silk Road Collection, the history of crafting and using Chinese furniture began during the first millennium AD when some Chinese decided they would be more comfortable sitting on chairs instead of squatting on the floor. Before this time, the Chinese usually conducted their lives and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186898 (stock #1927)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Maya, Jaine Island, Mold-made standing warrior wearing avian attire. Face emerging from owl's head headdress. Traces of orange, red & white pigment. Ring loop on back for flight-like suspension, Mexico, circa 550 - 950 C.E. 6 3/4" high. Jaina Island is a pre-Columbian Maya archaeological site in the present-day Mexican state of Campeche. A small limestone island on the Yucatán Peninsula's Gulf coast with only a tidal inlet separating it from the mainland, Jaina served as an elite Maya burial si...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277137 (stock #3083)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Bowl, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2 1/2" High x 4 1/2" Diameter. Some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection,(Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahuasca shamanism. Shamani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1191856 (stock #1966)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Song Dynasty Limestone Head of a Bodhisattva, China, ca. 960 - 1279 CE. Softly rounded face carved with delicate, crisply defined facial features framed by neat line of hair drawn into topknot. Urna consists of finely carved image of Buddha. China, 960 - 1279 C.E. Head us 12 1/2" and 18 1/2" high on custom stand. Loss of one earlobe, but otherwise in excellent condition. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have put off entering paradise in order to help others attain enlightenment. There are...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1086610 (stock #1694)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Ornate Roman Ceremonial Bronze Incense Shovel adorned with Rams Head, ca. 2nd - 4th Century CE, found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition and fine craftsmanship. 10 3/4" long.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1117441 (stock #1731)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,900.00
Palais Royal Opaline French Blue Glass Double Inkwell, ca. 1840, Napoleon III era. Arabesque in form with gilt bronze setting. 4 1/2" H x 6" L. In excellent condition. Property from the collection of Dodie Rosekrans, San Francisco, International hostess, generous supporter of the arts, and fashion trendsetter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1183666 (stock #1892)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
18th Century Burmese Bronze Buddha. Cast, gilt bronze bare chested Buddha wearing long cape and fitted skirt, hands raised in front of chest, palms held outward, missing finial on top of head. In excellent condition. On custom stand, circa 1750, 18" high. Ex: Marcel Gibrat collection, New York. Buddhism in Burma is predominantly of the Theravada tradition, practiced by 89% of the country's population. It is the most religious Buddhist country in terms of the proportion of monks in the population...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1310197 (stock #3046)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Japanese Satsuma Gold Gilt Oil Lamp, Meiji Period ca. 1880. Dynamic scene of Buddhist Saints (Rakans) surrounded by earthly followers. Border of floral and geometric shapes. Oil lamp is American made by C.H. McKenney and probably not originally made for Satsuma vase. Glass globe is also a recent addition. In excellent condition. 17 1/4" high x 5 1/2" diameter. Satsuma ware is a style of Japanese earthenware originally from the Satsuma region of what is today southern Kyūshū. Today, it ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #996112 (stock #1643)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Early - Mid 20th Century Mende / Sierra Leone Sande Society Wooden figure of a Female, Africa. 36" high. Right foot missing and separation of head due to pitch of tree trunk. Stunning conversational piece and in very good condition for age and use. The female association Sande is the counterpart of the male association of the Poro. Sande is directed by experienced older women and divided in subgroups. All Mende women when they reach puberty begin the initiation process into the Sande society. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199091 (stock #2012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Rare Persian Zoomorphic jug with custom iron stand, Circa 1000 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Jug stands 8 1/2" high with spherical body and flaring cylindrical neck and zoomorphic creature as spout (possibly a bull head.) Some earthen encrustation due to age but in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187208 (stock #1933)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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. The Mamelukes were soldiers who had been brought to Egypt as...