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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1239980 (stock #3047)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Rare Etruscan Bronze Head of a Lion Protome, or perhaps from a cauldron. Late 6th Century BCE. Bronze is 3 1/2" high x 2 1/2" wide x 3" deep. On Custom Stand height is 7 1/2" high.Ex: Donati Lugano collection, 1982. Exhibited Lugano, Banca della Svizzera Italiana (BSI) Testimonianze d'arte etrusca in collezioni private ticinesi,1986. Published: P. and S. Donati, Testimonianze d'arte etrusca in collezioni private ticinesi, Lugano, 1986, p. 31, no. 7.2. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351275 (stock #3193)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol of a Ram with Bowl, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 2 3/4" 2 1/2" x 1/2". Some repair as seen in images, but otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd Jerusalem. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundatio...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1058493 (stock #1690)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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19th Century 14K Gold Victorian Mourning, Cameo Ring with Head of a Male. Carved on hard stone with gentleman in profile with curly hair and beard. England, ca. 1880. In excellent condition. Sir Wallis Budge alleged that the noun "Cameo" apparently comes from Kame'o, a word used in kabbalistic slang to signify a "magical square", i. e. a kind of talisman whereupon magical spells was carved. In Britain, this revival first occurred during King George III's reign, and his granddaughter, Queen Victo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1256492 (stock #3065)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Mid 20th Century Japanese Miniature Porcelain Pitcher, made in Occupied Japan, ca. 1952. Intact and in good condition. 2 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199565 (stock #2029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Late Chimu or Early Inca Double Bodied Whistling Vessel. Peru, ca. 1470 - 1540 CE. Bulbous bodies with squatting monkey adorning top on one side. Whimsical facial features but missing nose on monkey, and also small chip on spout. Otherwise in excellent condition. 6 1/2" high. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen. Many of the pottery forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Hardstones : Pre 1492 item #1182719 (stock #1868)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Exceptional 14th Century Majapahit, Javanese volcanic stone head of Hindu God Brahma, the Creator, with four heads facing in the four Cardinal directions, hair rising to a tall domed adorned topknot. Compare with the complete figure of Brahma at the Norton Simon Museum, P.1998.1, and at Christie's NY Indian and Southeast Asian Art 31 Mar, 2005 lot 106, 14th Century C.E., on rotating custom stand. In excellent condition, h. 13" The Majapahit Empire, Karaton Majapahit, Indonesian was a vast thalas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre AD 1000 item #1146210 (stock #1763)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Petrified Wood Scholars Rock from China with beautiful contemporary custom wooden stand. 3 3/4" high. Intact and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223675 (stock #3010)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Middle Bronze Age II Canaanite glazed juglet, ca. 1735 BCE, found in a cave in Hebron. Intact and in very good condition with a very small hole at bottom of vessel. 3 3/4" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. 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 p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1102989 (stock #1722)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Qing dynasty Chinese Bamboo Opium Pipe, ca. 1840. In excellent condition and with custom lucite stand. Large bulbous bowl made of silver with incised decoration, bamboo stem and silver mouth piece. 20 1/4" long.
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 Terracotta Astarte / Goddess. 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 - 1st Millennium B.C.E. Goddess is 4 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 3/4", on custom stand 5 1/2" high. Ex: Superior Galleries, Beverly Hills, CA. For example see Pergamon Museum, Berlin Germany. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah an...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1900 item #1117456 (stock #1737)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Palais Royal Opaline French Blue Glass Covered Pot with Gilt Bronze Setting and Bird on lid, ca. 1840, Napoleon III era. 6 3/4" H x 3 3/4" Diameter. In excellent condition. Property from the collection of Dodie Rosekrans, San Francisco, International hostess, generous supporter of the arts, and fashion trendsetter.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Contemporary item #1016348 (stock #JK10)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Jonathan Kis-Lev, Sunny Afternoon in the Jerusalem Woods, A view of Ein Karem. 2009, Oil on canvas, unframed 42” x 39 1/2". 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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1153343 (stock #1804)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp, ca. 2nd Century CE. Lovely design. The body of the lamp is divided into quarters by linear patterns from the fill hole to the shoulder. Within each section are floral designs. Design extending from fill hole to nozzle. 3 7/8" in length and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350805 (stock #3180)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 4 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 4". Incised decoration on chariot. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. Intact and in excellent condition. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Syrian-Lebanese border. The battle is generally dated to 1274 BC in the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre 1800 item #1203172 (stock #2051)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Previously owned and autographed in English and Hebrew by Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Two maps of Ancient Jerusalem. One 18th Century Copper Engraving "Siege de Jerusalem Par Nabuchodonosor" $1,500, 22" x 26", and One 19th Century black and white Lithograph "Vue Generale de Jerusalem", $1,500, 25 1/2" x 32", All dimensions reflect frame and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1207351 (stock #2065)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,850.00
Spectacular Chancay lace textile panel, Peru 900 - 1300 CE. Delicate and finely woven while fashioned into lace pattern and temporarily stitched to a blue cloth backing. In excellent condition. Lace measures 34 1/2" x 38". Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls. Among others, shades of yellow and brown, scarlet, white, lavender-blue and ol...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1225900 (stock #3025)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Glass Bottle with purple patina, ca. 1st Century CE. With ovid body, tall cylindrical neck and flat rim. Nice patina and in very good condition Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. 3.425" high and in very good condition. 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 Egypt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209643 (stock #2084)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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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. ...