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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1950 item #1154083 (stock #1819)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Shipibo Pottery Figural Vessels of a Man and a Woman, Peru, ca. 1950 CE. Sold as a pair. Wonderful Shipibo couple. Original Amazonian art. Hand painted, each piece has a unique design that is passed down from one generation of women to the next. The art form is not very well understood by the outside world. The artists themselves believe they are inspired to create each distinctive pattern. This is a 2nd generation pair, unusual for the amount of time it has been preserved. Both are 15" in heigh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1183839 (stock #1901)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Mathura Red Sandstone Head of a Man, India, Kushan Period, ca. 1st - 3rd Century. Very finely modeled with ovoid face and gently rounded chin. Sharpened nose and pursed lips. 4" high x 4" wide x 4" deep. On stand height is 7". In excellent condition. Artifact is lobed / flat on back of head. Mathura has an ancient history. According to the Archeological Survey of India plaque at the Mathura Museum, the city is mentioned in the oldest Indian epic, the Ramayana. In the epic, the Ikshwaku prince Sh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1221709 (stock #3001)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,700.00
Pair of ancient double carinated jars with red slip and incised decoration from Central Thailand (Lopburi - Khok Caroen region) ca. 1st Millennium BCE. Both intact and both with Oxford TL Test. (Left jar #MT161, 18", right jar #MT146, 18.5")See: Prehistoric Thai Ceramics, Ban Chiang in Regional Cultural Perspective. Armand J. Labbe, p. 27, White Lotus Co. Ltd., 2002..
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. The Mamelukes were soldiers who had been brought to Egypt as...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1103735 (stock #1726)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Rare Maya Pottery Polychrome Cacao Drinking Cup of Yuklaj Sijom, an ancient Ruler, Peten Basin, Guatemala, Late Classic. ca. 600 - 800 CE. Hieroplyphic inscription circling top and down on side of vessel with bilateral images of the Ruler above an emblem glyph on two sides. After an extensive examination, Professor Matthew Looper & Maya Scholar Yuriy Polyukhovych of California State University,Chico, CA, deemed this a very rare vessel with the name of the Ruler, Yuklaj Sijom, inscribed in hierog...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1351367 (stock #3199)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,500.00
Veined Red Stone Head of a Lion, Ptolemaic / Early Roman, ca. 2nd Century BCE - 2nd Century CE. Ex: James William McChesney, Nefane, NY (1820 - 1897 CE) Sold at auction Christie's New York. Stone is 5" x 5 1/2" x 4", On stand 9" high. In excellent condition. For similar see Metropolitan Museum collection, gallery 128, Head of a Lion, Ptolemaic Period, 400 - 300 BCE, Accession Number:2012.235. Ptolemy I Soter I, also known as Ptolemy Lagides (c. 367 BC – 283/2 BC), was a Macedonian general unde...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153342 (stock #1803)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp with Vine Motif, ca. 332-37 BCE. Decorated with floral designs on nozzle and around shoulder. Common throughout the province of Judea/Coele-Syria and dominant type in the Hellenistic period. Lamp is in excellent condition. 3 1/4" in length.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1293832 (stock #3095)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Chinese Bronze Seated Official, China Late 19th / Early 20th Century. Seated wearing jeweled headdress and flowing robes. In very good condition but with loss of fingers on right hand. 7 1/4" high x 4" wide x 2 1/2" deep. Original stand missing & replaced with temporary stand. See images for detail. Ex: E. Rose collection, Florida. Purchased in China during WWII. he imperial examination was a civil service examination system in Imperial China to select candidates for the state bureaucracy. Altho...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1178429 (stock #1833)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
The Greeks in Southern Italy. Campanian guttus(oil lamp filler) with releif Head of Apollo. Ring handle set at right angles to the elongated spout with sides of bowl striated. The surface has a metallic black glaze, other than a band around the upper foot and the underside of the vase, which are reserved. Calene ware, c. 300 B.C. 4 1/2" high and 3.9 inch diameter. Professional repair to fisure where neck meets shoulder, otherwise in excellent condition. The medallion of the piece somewhat rare. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298316 (stock #3122)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Roman Glass Bangle / Bracelet with Colored Swirls, 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 3" Diameter. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking techniques practiced by the Egyptians and Syrian; the technique of blowing glass into light and strong vessels was not invented u...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1187189 (stock #1930)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Tang Dynasty Pottery Polo Player, China (618 - 907 CE.) Rider of pony bent at the waist to one side and head lowered while seated astride a horse depicted in full gallop. Traces of red, black, and cream pigments. Intact with some encrustation, and in excellent condition. T.L. certificate included. Artifact is 10 3/4" high and 10 3/4" front hoof to back hoof, and 11 1/2" high on custom stand. According to Ollis & Oostermeijer in the Netherlands, it is generally regarded that the sport of Polo wa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1207353 (stock #2067)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Vallejo Polychrome Bowl with Avian motif. Costa Rica, circa 1000 - 1400 CE. Geometric pattern surrounding wide mouth while polychrome birds surround globular body. Intact and in very good condition. 6" high. Ex: R. Nelson collection, Florida. During the last few centuries prior to the Spanish conquest, numerous ceramic styles were produced in the Greater Nicoya region of Costa Rica that were strongly inspired in form and decoration by ceramic traditions in the Maya area and central Mexico. One ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre 1492 item #1351198 (stock #3184)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Double Headed Astarte / Goddess from Northern Syria, ca. 2750 - 1900 BCE. In excellent condition. 3" x 2" x 1". Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd, Jerusalem. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan, for example, in mythological texts from the Late Bronze Age (c. 1550–1...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1960 item #1256491 (stock #3064)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Mid 20th Century Japanese Miniature Ceramic Blue & White Vase. With figure of small female child hold a basket on front of vase. Intact and in very good condition. 2 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1184896 (stock #1922)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Qing dynasty pottery figure of a recumbent Buddhist Lion, 19th Century. Animated expression, glazed streaking mane extending down the beast's back. On carved wooden stand, restorations, but in good condition. 8" x 14" not including hand carved wooden stand. Ex: Charterhouse collection. Charterhouse is one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished public schools founded in 1612 by Thomas Sutton.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1306171 (stock #3143)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Roman Blue Glass Bottle, ca. 2nd - 4th Century. With long slender neck and bulbous base. Chip on mouth and small fissures, but otherwise in good condition. 4 1/2" high x 1 3/4" diameter of base. Acquired in Turkey in late 1950s. Ex: A. Krois collection, Florida. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1183469 (stock #1878)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Molded Etruscan Pottery Head of a Youthful Boy. Magna Graecia, circa 700 BCE. Realistic portrait of a child, rounded face, full cheeks with smile on his lips, incised wavy short hair,chips on nose, side of head, and flake on top, otherwise in good condition, on custom mount, 6" high x 5" wide x 5" deep.On stand height is 8 1/2". Ex: Alex Gordon collection, New York. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art he Etruscans were an ancient Italic culture linguistically identifiable by about 700 B....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1130041 (stock #1758)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Magnificent Egyptian Bronze Finial of Cat Goddess Bastet with two Kittens perched atop a pedestal inscribed with six lines of Hieroglyphics. On custom lucite base. Bronze is 4 7/8" high x 1 1/2" wide. In excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York.