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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1388950 (stock #3260)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Byzantine Bronze Head of a Griffin, ca. 5th - 6th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. In excellent condition. 1 3/4" x 1/2" x 1/2", on custom lucite stand height is 4 1/2". Theodor "Teddy" Kollek was an Israeli politician 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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1392368 (stock #3308)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Assyrian Stone Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Carved in frontal relief, 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. According to ancient legend, the killing of lions was reserved in Mesopotamia for royalty, and kings were often shown in art doing so. There may have been a religious dimension to the activity. A surviving letter on a clay tablet records that when a lion entered a house in the provinces, it had to be trapped and taken by boat to the king. The ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1183459 (stock #1877)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
Inca Pottery Bridge Vessel, Andean Mountain Range, 1470 - 1540. Orange-brown double-globular vessel, seated groomers attending a llama, black and white spider web decoration on lobes, professional repair to llama & groomers from original pieces, in excellent condition. 8.5" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1223851 (stock #3015)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Green Glass Cosmetic Jar #RGC01, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in Bethlehem, with wide mouth with earthen encrustation and nice patina. 3" high with small professional repair to hairline crack, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Arieh Klein LTD, Jerusalem. 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 glassma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1184880 (stock #1920)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
North Coast Peru Tunic Tassel, ca. 700 - 1200 CE. Hand woven tassel from a tunic composed of delicate stitching with hues of aqua, red and a cream cotton textile. Length of tassel is 39" while framed is 7 3/4" x 41" in length. Ex: C. Lopez Torres, Miami
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198268 (stock #2001)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$11,500.00
Roman Bronze of Mythical Hercules (Heracles) The muscular bearded hero depicted nude, standing with right leg relaxed and bent at the knee. His right hand holding gnarled club while lion skin draped over his left forearm. An attribute in his fisted left hand. Circa 1st - 3rd Century. Bronze 3" high and height on custom lucite stand is 5 1/2". In excellent condition. Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Al...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1178444 (stock #1834)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Rare Roosevelt Red Ware Pottery Duck Effigy Jar. With pointed ears, detailed eyes and beak, globular body with feather-like markings. 8" long, excellent condition. Ca. 1150-1400. Ex. Helen Andrews collection, Albuquerque, NM, acquired from Jack Taylor collection, Prescott, AZ. For similar item,see p. 49 Peckham, Stewart. From This Earth (Santa Fe University of New Mexico Press, 1990). Roosevelt Red Ware, also known as Salado Red Ware and Salado Polychrome, is a late prehistoric pottery tradition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1298152 (stock #3104)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$390.00
Egyptian Glass Pendant with 18K Gold Contemporary Setting, Egyptian Glass ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 1 3/4". In Egypt, the first glass we know of, as a component of faience ware, dates from as far back as the Neolithic Badarian culture at the turn of the 5th and 4th millennia BC. Glass is produced from a mixture of silica-sand, lime and soda, colored with the copper ore malachite and fused at a high temperature. In the oldest Egypti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388828 (stock #3253)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,000.00
Assyrian Stone Crouching Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Finely carved with ears flat and showing fangs. Loss of front feet, but otherwise in excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 3" x 3/4". Ex: Christie's NY. It seems that the killing of lions was reserved in Mesopotamia for royalty, and kings were often shown in art doing so. There may have been a religious dimension to the activity. A surviving letter on a clay tablet records that when a lion entered a house in the provinces, it had to b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1392426 (stock #3311)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Head of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes, pricked ears, long whiskers. In excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 1" x 1 1/4", on custom stand 3 1/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks. The Seljuk Empire controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to western Anatolia and the Levant, an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153345 (stock #1806)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp with Inscription, ca. 330-63 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Oval shaped body with design around small fill hole. Design possibly depicts a theatrical mask. Small inscription on reverse. 3 1/8" long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206306 (stock #2057)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Early Bronze Age Amphora with basket weave design, circa 3100 - 2900 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. 7 1/2" high and 7" wide. Intact with chip on one side due to age and wear, but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. 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, occasi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1910 item #1290908 (stock #3093)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Late 19th / Early 20th Century English Carved Crystal Lion on Glass Base, Paperweight, ca. 1900. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, closed mouth, and furrowed brow. Sitting atop glass base with beveled edges and rosette medallion. 4" X 3 3/4" X 2 1/2" and in excellent condition. Crystal lion appears was once glued to glass base but is now separate. Ex: Christie's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1199551 (stock #2026)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Rare South Arabian Bronze Horse Head Protome, circa 2nd Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Engraved mane and inlaid eyes beneath heavy ribbed brows. Braided harness with blinders behind eyes. Two holes for attachment at bas of neck. Missing one ear but otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/2" high. Ex: Property of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recogniz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1163223 (stock #1825)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Two Roman Pottery Storage Jars found in The Holy Land. Time of King Herod, ca. 50 BCE. Both jars repaired from original pieces & in good condition. Largest jar is buff color & 20" high at $1,500. Smaller jar is a darker terracotta in color & 16" high at $1,200. Israeli Export tag still on both jars from The Archaeological Center of Israel.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1980 item #1355383 (stock #3211)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Vintage Chinese Silk Hand-knotted Piled Tapestry with motif of Peacock. Bird perched on tree limb with foliage above and florals below. Using a hundred different colors culminating a tapestry that resembles a painting, ca. 1970s, 64" x 30" and in excellent condition with no flaws or tears. According to Robert Mosby of Antique Oriental Rugs, the art of making woven rugs and tapestries goes far back into the musty realms of antiquity. Chinese rugs may have originated from other countries such as E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152183 (stock #1770)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Iron Age II - III Pottery Flask, ca. 926-586 BCE. 8 inches in height. Bulbous in shape with elongated neck and curving handle. Some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition.