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All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Contemporary item #1211100 (stock #2086)
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Pirkei Avos Book, Hand Crafted, Collector's Ed. 93 of 613. Contemporary Leather Bound with Illuminations, 21 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 3 1/2". Commentary by Rabbi Yonah Weinrib. Rabbi Yonah Weinrib is an artist/ calligrapher who specializes in elaborate, researched based manuscript illumination. One of his commissions was for a presentation award by JNF to The King of Jordan. He is the co-author and illuminator of the Bar Mitzvah Treasury with Rabbi Yaakov Salomon. According to the artist, the text of Pi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298305 (stock #3117)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$215.00
Roman Glass Broach with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 7/8" x 2”. 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 ...
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 : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223909 (stock #3018)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Pottery Rattle, Hellenistic Period ca. 330 - 63 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Cylindrical shape with flaring ends with pottery ball bearing inside for rattle. 3 1/2" long and in excellent condition. Among the first gifts that a child received were games and small objects that were hung from the neck as amulets. Rattles (shakers), crotala (platages), piggy-banks in the shape of a pig, etc were all included in these first games.
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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Contemporary item #1087058 (stock #1696)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, Childhood Memories, 2009, Oil on canvas. 47 1/4" 39". 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 arts at Pearson Col...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Middle Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1267368 (stock #3763535-076)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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A Bronze Prutah of Pontius Pilate. Pontius Pilate as Procurator of Judaea under Tiberius (AD 26-36) Found in the Holy Land. In very fine condition. Authenticated by NGC Ancients. Pontius Pilate is chiefly known for the part he played in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. He is only known from the New Testament, his coins and a single stone discovered in 1961 inscribed with Pilate's name and "PRAEFECTUS IVDAEAE," which is now in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. -- Guide to Biblical Coins by David...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223624 (stock #3005)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,800.00
Iron Age II Pottery Goblet / Chalice, Northern Kingdom of Israel, 8th Century BCE, time of King Omri, father of King Ahab who married Jezebel. On flared foot with splendid traces of pigment remaining on vessel. Small chip & fissures on rim, but intact and otherwise in excellent condition. 6" high x 4 1/4" diameter. Of all Omri's deeds after he became king of Israel, only one item is mentioned in the Bible, which concerns his founding of the city of Samaria. Omri left Tirzah, which had been the r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1206604 (stock #2063)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Ica Textile Coca Leaf Bag, Peru circa 500 - 750 CE. Bright pigments of red, black, green, yellow and with string handles. Some wear due to age and use, but in very good condition. 8" x 16". Many textiles depict supernatural figures that include animal features such as felines, birds, fish and snakes, plants, as well as human-like traits.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1041179 (stock #1661)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century German Silver Chanukah Lamp. Topped with Crown and fan shaped body with two crowned lions holding Decalogue (Ten Commandments) written in Hebrew. Two Lion oil fonts adorn top while eight lion form oil lamps with flip top heads stand on base behind chain. Pair of recumbent lions flank the oil lamps. 11 1/2" high x 13" long x 5" deep and in excellent condition. Ex: Furman collection, New York
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240260 (stock #3049)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,200.00
Zapotec Funerary Urn, Monte Alban IIIA, ca. 300 - 600 CE. Seated cross-legged with hands on knees. Face of the aged Huehueteotl (the Aztec Old God, Lord of Fire and the Year) Deity with wrinkled cheeks, lips parted with two teeth showing. Piercing eyes and tall striated coiffure falling on shoulders. Wearing ear spools and thick cord necklace with symbolic pendant of a tasseled knot. Traces of reddish pigment. Cf. Boos, fig. 230, for the "companion" type. 11 1/4" high. Property a deaccession by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1300619 (stock #3137)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Maccabean Bronze Coins (1st Century BCE) in Contemporary Sterling Silver Ring Setting. Bronze coins 3/8" diameter. From the Maccabean Revolt to the Hasmonean Dynasty (165-37 BCE) According to Coins Weekley, at the end of the Fifth Syrian War (202-195 BCE) Judah was incorporated into the Seleucid Empire and ruled from Syria. Subsequently, Jewish society was increasingly exposed to Hellenistic influences and ideas, which led to tensions with Orthodox Judaism and subsequently the so-called Maccabea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1102841 (stock #1719)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
19th Century Wooden statue of St. Dominic, Spain, ca. 1850 for export to Philippines. Polychrome figure wearing vestments of a Monk. Some loss of pigment due to age and wear and missing left hand. Otherwise in very good condition. 21" high. St. Dominic founder of the Dominican Order and is the patron Saint of Astronomy.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1153301 (stock #1801)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Egyptian Bronze Votive Statuette of Apis Bull, ca. 6th-4th Century BCE. Small bronze votive statues were made as offerings and as an expression of devotion from the worshipper who hoped for a blessing. The Egyptians believed that Apis, the sacred bull of Memphis, was the incarnation of Ptah, the god of craftsmen. The sun disk in Egyptian culture, as in many other ancient cultures, was considered a representation of divinity. Bull is finely carved with etching of a tasseled covering on his back....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1353845 (stock #3203)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$22,000.00
Exquisite Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Jade Horse in a recumbent position, head turned and ears pointed. Carved in jade of sea-green hue incorporating russet and brown tones and it measures 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" x 3 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. Finely carved mane and the face has a serene and confident expression communicated through the crisply-defined mouth, nostrils and eyes. A group of similar horses was exhibited in 1975 at the Victoria and Alber...
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 : 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 AD 1000 item #1103728 (stock #1725)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$12,000.00
Rare Maya Polychrome Cylinder Vessel, Chama, Late Classic Period ca. 600 - 800 CE. Legally excavated in vicinity of the village of Chama, a highland river valley of Guatemala. Chama painted figures are generally rigid, stiff and standing, but this rare vessel has bilaterial scenes of animated dancing Lords clad in elaborate headdresses adorned with plumes, beaded jewelry and textile loincloths. Naturalistic bodies with exaggerated facial features. Ceramic fragments meticulously reassembled by pr...