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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351220 (stock #3189)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Seated Figure, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Syrian figure with long cylindrical mouth. A vessel in its hands. 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2". Professional repair front leg, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. “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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394341 (stock #3319)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Byzantine Terracotta Juglet, Figure of a Bull / Zoomorphic. ca. 500 - 800 CE. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/4". Rare, and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189785 (stock #1948)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Roman Bone Votive Idol, Carving of standing Goddess, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with tightly wrapped tunic. Head facing forward with hair pulled up and bound under a headdress. Thin lips pursed in a slight smile. Head reattached from original piece. On custom stand. Roman, 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 5 1/2" high. According to Archer St...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209640 (stock #2083)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Petite Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Bird Faced Goddess Astarte (goddess of fertility, sexuality, and war) circa 3rd Millennium BCE. With large hollow eyes, pointed nose and slender arms and legs. Wearing headdress and ceremonial collar. 4 1/2" high not including custom lucite stand. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183818 (stock #1898)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Apulian Pottery Gnathia Ware Epichysis circa 340 - 320 BCE. Vessels used for pouring wine and characterized by long neck and spout, with a high looped handle. Two ovoid shape with large wreaths on body centered by rosette, other two reel-shaped with grape vines on shoulders and band or key across body. All vessels with a mold-made lion-head mask where handle joins the rim, Some chips and wear due to age and use. Ovoid pair is 8" high, Reel-shaped pair is 6 1/2"...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1391584 (stock #3301)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Iron Age II splendid Iranian Bronze Figure with horns, 8th Century BCE. Strong facial features with deep set eyes and long beard. Depicted in the nude with pronounced nipples, arms raised forward and small rounded feet. 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1", on stand 5" high. In excellent condition. IRON AGE...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1286980 (stock #3090)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
A Byzantine Bronze Censer with Cross Motif, 6th - 7th Century CE. The circular bowl with three attachment loops on the rim, suspended from three chains with central cross pendants bearing a geometric design and attachment hook above. In custom lucite case. Bronze Censer is 21" long with bowl 4" diameter. In excellent condition with beautiful patina. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd, Jerusalem. Byzantium was the ancient Greek city on the site that later became Constantinople (modern Istanbul). It was founded ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1209629 (stock #2081)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,700.00
Large Indus Valley Civilization Pottery Jug, circa 3rd Millennium BCE, from ancient India, Pakistan region. Neck of jug with zoomorphic animal with small eyes and ears. With geometric patterns encircling body and neck in colors of red, brown and buff. 9" high and intact with some earthen encrustation and a small chips on bottom convex bottom from age, but in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209507 (stock #2077)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Iron Age I Terracotta Pyxis, circa 1200 - 926 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Short flared mouth with twin handles. Beautiful earthen encrustation from years of burial, but in excellent condition. 3" high x 4 1/4" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1800 item #1174688 (stock #1831)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$990.00
18th Century Continental Oak Trunk or Chest. Flemish tapestry of village landscape with hinged panel door, wrought iron handles, nail head studded ledges. Europe, ca. 1780. Wear consistant with age of 18th Century furniture, and in good condition, 28 1/4" x 35" x 19". Estate of Ambassador and Mrs. William H.G. Fitzgerald, Washing DC, by descent from Ignaz Petschek and Nikodem Caro, Austro-Hungarian Empire. According to VisitFlanders.co.uk, by the 16th century, Flanders had become the center of E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391457 (stock #3290)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and curly mane. In excellent condition, 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/8", on stand height is 3 3/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength. They once roamed most of Africa and parts of Asia and Europe. Today they are found only in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, except for one very small population of Asian lions that survives in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201513 (stock #2041)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Ancient Holy Land Pottery, Grouping of Two Artifacts. Sold as a Set $350. Early Bronze Age I Bowl, ca. 3000 BCE, intact with chips on rim, 5" high. Iron Age oil Lamp, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, 6" length x 6" width
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1391519 (stock #3296)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Near East, Islamic, Stone Head of a Lion, ca. 1100 - 1200 CE. Pleasing face with protruding tongue. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3", on custom stand 3 1/2" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. According to Syrian Cultural Tourism, the lion has long been a symbol of Islamic Healdry. The Aleppo citadel has a twin lion on either side of the door. Lions were long venerated in the Near East and were used by various rulers as symbols of Royal authority, much as they were in Europe.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1367713 (stock #3214)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Etruscan Bucchero Ware Vessel, ca 7th - 6th Century BCE. 3 1/8" x 4 1/4" diameter. Small chip on rim as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. Footed Bowl with short stem, slight carination. Gently rounded body with two sets of encircling groves. Ex: Sotheby's New York. According to the book Etruscan Bucchero in the British Museum by Phillip Perkins, Etruscan bucchero is a distinctive type of pottery that was produced in central Italy from the 7th to the 5th centuries BCE. Typically i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1004374 (stock #1652)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Set of Five Roman Bronze Medical Instruments, ca 37 BCE - 324 CE. Found in the Holy Land, each with beautiful patina due to age. All intact and in excellent condition. Largest is 7" with shortest at 5 3/4". On custom lucite stand. Medicine in ancient Rome combined various techniques using different tools, methodology, and ingredients. Roman medicine was highly influenced by Greek medicine. Greek physicians including Dioscorides and Galen practiced medicine and recorded their discoveries in the R...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1394343 (stock #3321)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Early Islamic Terracotta Incantation Juglet, Ewer, with Aramaic Inscription, ca 7th - 10th Century CE. Professionally repaired but otherwise in very good condition. 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. Cf. Metropolitan Museum Accession number 48.101.4, on view at the Met, gallery 453. An incantation vessel, also known as a demon bowl, devil-trap bowl, or magic bowl, is a form of early protective magic found in what is now Iraq and Iran. Produced in the Middle East during la...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1101189 (stock #1714)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
19th Century Russian Enameled Cross, 14 5/8" high, ca. 1875. Depicting Christ on cross with two angels above and skull below. Castles flanking feel and inscriptions surround scene. Reverse has Old Russian Script and Biblical elements with cross, spears and skull. Nice patina and in excellent condition. Translation on reverse: Christ (INRI) Keeper of all Universe Christ. Beauty of the church. Christ King, power (realm) in faith in Christ blessed by the Glory of Angel. Christ (INRI) ?? King (Saint...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178458 (stock #1835)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Large painted Pottery Model of a Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Seated on its haunches with a teeth-baring expression on face. Covered with white slip and traces of pigment remaining. Bulbous eyes carved in deep relief. Teeth and fangs are defined as is tongue. Wide nostrils, mane in cascading detail on the back with tail curled around lower body. Nails on both paws clearly defined. This is a wonderful, intact piece, large (16 2/8 in.) and expressive features....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367401 (stock #3212)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Persian, Elamite Pink Terracotta Toy Mouflon (Sheep) on Wheels, Middle Elamite Period, ca. 1500 - 1200 BCE. One horn chipped as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Artifact is 2 3/4" x 4" x 4 1/2". With hollow cylindrical body and tiny head. Mounted on four wheels. Wheel axles pass through pierced holes. Cf: The Royal City of Susa, Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre, fig. 136, p. 196. According to Archaeology News Network, these animal figurines mounted on little carriage...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388835 (stock #3254)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Roman Bronze of Lion, right paw raised, with Serpent on Lion's head and back. ca. 2nd - 4th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. 4 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2", on custom stand 5 1/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388944 (stock #3258)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Roman Bronze Iconic Style Capital with Lion Head motif, ca. 1st - 2nd Century. Shipwreck artifact with patina from the sea. 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/4". On custom lucite stand height is 7". In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The Ionic order forms one of the three classical orders of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the Doric and the Corinthian. There are two lesser orders: the Tuscan (a plainer Doric), and the rich variant of Corinthian called th...
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 : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391587 (stock #3302)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a Diety with horns, Canaan ca. 2100 - 1550 BCE. Strong facial features with deep set eyes and long beard. Depicted in the nude with pronounced nipples, arms raised forward and small rounded feet. 3 1/2" x 1" x 1", on stand 4 1/4" high. In excellent condition. For example see Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures, by Ora Negbi, Institute of Technogology, Tel Aviv Universi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393180 (stock #3315)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4". Some restoration to front left leg, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. “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 foundation...
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 #1184543 (stock #1910)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Shaman, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Polychromed zoomorphic male figure with large tail standing with arms outstretched. Brilliant headdress portrays ceremonial life in coastal Ecuador. 6 1/4" high, in excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. Jama-Coaque community existed between 355 BCE 0 1532 CE and inhabited the areas between the Cape of San Francisco in Esmeraldas to the north of Manabi. It was developed in an area of wooded hills and wide beaches that facil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1196164 (stock #1989)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
SOLD AS A GROUP: Five Parthian Pottery Vessels, a Turquoise Glazed Juglet, ancient Iran, 3rd - 1st Century BCE. With solid splayed foot, globular body with encircling under glaze grove on shoulder, cylindrical neck and handle. 6" high. Minor chips on lip and encrustations due to age, but in very good condition. Center Jug with handle Ex: Tarshish Gallery, Israel. Remaining four vessels Ex: Christie's New York. The Parthians largely adopted the art, architecture, religious beliefs, and royal insi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1126385 (stock #1750)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,900.00
Qing Dynasty Elmwood Altar Table from the Shanxi Province China, ca. 1821 - 1850. Handcarved with intricate woodwork and peony motic. Table is 32" high x 57 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide. Some wear due to age and use but in very good condition. Ex: T.K. Asian Antiques, New York, NY. Construction of traditional wooden Chinese furniture is based primarily of solid wood pieces connected solely using woodworking joints, and rarely using glue or metallic nails. The reason was that nails and glues used did...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184305 (stock #1904)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
From the Time of Moses: a Rare Anthropoid Terracotta Sarcophagus Lid with almond shaped eyes, defined facial features with arms crossing chest. On custom stand. Excellent condition, 18" x 11" x 5 1/2", New Kingdom, XVIII Dynasty, ca 14th - 13th Century BCE. In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel. The Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt is classified as the first dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt, the era in which ancient Egypt achieved the peak of its power. The Eighteenth ...
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 : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1202409 (stock #2044)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Southwest or Midwest Pottery Bowl, USA. Red brown terracotta flared bowl. Mississippian Period, ca. 1200 - 1500 CE. Incised curvilinear frieze beneath rim. Some encrustation and roughness on lip, but otherwise in excellent condition. 4" high. Ex: Heritage Auction.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1350269 (stock #3166)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
19th Century Paperweight, Grand Tour Memento, Italian. In form of terracotta recumbent Sphinx, ca. 1840s. Produced to be headless, and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 7" x 2 1/4" Ex: Christie's New York. The New York Times recently described the Grand Tour in this way: Three hundred years ago, wealthy young Englishmen began taking a post-Oxbridge trek through France and Italy in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. With nearly unlimited funds, aristocratic connections a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277153 (stock #3085)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$150.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Cup, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2 3/4" High x 4" Diameter. Some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: 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. Shamanis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192200 (stock #1970)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Rare Pottery Seven Pronged Menorah (Temple) Oil Lamp from the Talmudic Period, ca. 300 - 400 CE. Found in the Holy Land & encased in custom olive wood and lucite box. Lamp is 4 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. Rabbinic Jewish Period of Talmud Development (70 - 500 CE.) The Talmud (Menahot 28b) states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah therefore has eight main branches, plus the middle ninth lamp set apart as the shamash (servan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1051182 (stock #1674)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
A Cypriot Pottery Zoomorphic Avian Bichrome Juglet, Late Iron Ave, Cypro-Acrhaic 8th Century BCE. In form of duck or bird with line painting across side and back. On tripod legs with head as spout of juglet. 5 1/4" H x 6 1/4" L x 3 3/4" w. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv - Jaffe. According to the Semitic Museum of Harvard University, Iron Age Cypriot pottery was...colorful and often elaborately painted with geometric or figural motifs. Intricate "Free-f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411878 (stock #3343)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Roman Bronze Bull Head on 3 Rings, on custom stand, 3rd - 4th Century CE. 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4", on stand 4 1/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. In excellent condition. Bronze statues come to life differently than marble statues. Instead of carving a block or marble, the bronze artist uses the lost-wax technique to make a series of molds, and then pours melted bronze into the final mold to create the sculpture. This method has been around since 4500 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1392036 (stock #3305)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman, North African, Terracotta, Red Clay, Mold of Two Lions, 1st Century CE. 2 1/2" diameter, on custom stand 4 1/2" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The designation 'fine wares' is used by archaeologists for Roman pottery intended for serving food and drink at table, as opposed to pots designed for cooking and food preparation, storage, transport and other purposes. Although there were many types of fine pottery, for example, drinking vessels in very delicate and thin-walled wares, an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1335871 (stock #3161)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Sarreguemines Majolica Jolly Fellow Face Jug / Pitcher, France / Germany 1890 - 1920. Rare Majolica of the Sarreguemines Earthen Ware Factory. In excellent condition, 7 1/2'" high x 5" wide x 8" deep. Purchased in Colmar France. According to Info Faience, The reputation of the faience of Sarreguemines requires no further endorsement. In two centuries time the small family venture, established during the Revolution, has gone a long way. Admirers of the lively and colourful pieces can be found all...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1290905 (stock #3092)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
19th Century English Carved Stone Lion on Marble Base, Paperweight, ca. 1850. Recumbent Lion resting on all fours. Long shaggy mane with serene staring eyes, open mouth, and furrowed brow. Note two forepaws reattached and chip on tail as seen in images, but otherwise in good condition. 3" x 5 1/4" x 3". Ex: Christie's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183832 (stock #1900)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Exceptionally carved with crisply delineated facial features and pursed lips. Large almond shaped eyes, curled strands of incised hair rising to conical topknot. Head is 6 1/2" high x 4" diameter, 8" including custom stand. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E., $4,000, in excellent condition. Gandhara was an ancient kingdom in the Swat, Peshewar, Rawalpindi, Ghazni, Kandahar and Kabul river valleys and the Pothohar Plateau, in modern-day states of northern Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan. Its mai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1183790 (stock #1896)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Roman Bronze Actor's Mask Protome, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. One wearing the winged headdress of Mercury, inlaid eyes, long stands of hair with open mouth Retail $1,800. The other similarly rendered but missing the inlaid eyes and winged headdress $1,750, both in excellent condition, 4" on custom lucite stands. Ex: Bonham's, London.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300954 (stock #3138)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
Persian Glazed Ceramic Bowl on Custom Stand. Nishapur, 10th Century CE. Repaired from original pieces with some overpaint. Bowl is 3 ¾” high x 6 ½” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8 ½”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia. A distinct Muslim style in pottery was not firmly established until the 9th century in Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Syria and Per...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1391465 (stock #3294)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Stylized Head of a Lion, Medieval, or Middle Ages, 1100 - 1200 CE. 1" x 1 1/2" x 2 1/2". On custom lucite stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a large part in the decorative ar...
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 : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388496 (stock #3250)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Early Bronze Age Figure of a Lion, ca. 3150 - 2250 BCE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition. On Custom stand 2 1/4" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. Bronze figure is 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Bumpy bronze with hole in right front paw to fit custom stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre AD 1000 item #1192361 (stock #1975)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
Very large framed Qing Dynasty Ancestor Painting of a Couple on rice paper with silk border. Circa 1870. One small fissure due to age and use, but otherwise in excellent condition. 71" x 43 1/2" frame size. The ancestors were almost always depicted nearly live-size in a frontal pose, usually seated in an elaborately carved chair draped in brocade or fur, with a lavish carpet at their feet. Some of the ancestors wore semiformal winter gowns or fur-trimmed robes with elaborate insignia that procla...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1206297 (stock #2056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Ancient Persian Sgraffiato Bowl from Medieval Nishapur Iran (9th - 10th Century CE) the richest oasis and chief city of the eastern province of Khorasan, situated along the Silk Road. In colors of green, brown and cream with geometric and floral patterns. Professionally repaired from original pieces this magnificent bowl now in excellent condition. 12 1/4" diameter. Ex: Hadji Baba, London. Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Islamic World, 1987, fig. 12 p. 24.ISBN 0-87099-461-1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1334136 (stock #3154)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Ottoman Empire Silver Alloy Belt Buckle with Double Headed Eagle motif. Bulgaria, Late 19th / Early 20th Century. In excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide. According to sircasaray.org, such old belt buckles may be seen especially in the paintings of a Dutch painter, Von-Mour, He painted those in Istanbul and collected them in a book titled "The Album of Ottoman Clothes" in which the belt buckles were striking. The main characteristic of the Turkish belt buckle is its style. Additionall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1152958 (stock #1789)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Bronze Zebu Bull on Footed Base, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Small votive statuette in the Classical style. Pointed horns. Strong humped back and standing on all fours. Pleasing smile and lightly incised eyes. 2 1/8" in height and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1394409 (stock #3329)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
Ming Dynasty Bronze Figure of a Recumbent Mythical Lion, 16th / Early 17th Century. Reclining figure with long fangs but pleasing face. 2 3/4" x 4" x 3". In excellent condition. Ex: Knapton Rasti, London. According to P.L. Combs, during the Ming Dynasty a real revival began in the making of Chinese bronzes, often referred to as The Second Bronze Age. During this period bronzes were simplified with more attention being paid to perfection of shape and elegance. The skills with which they were ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209628 (stock #2080)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,550.00
Persian hand painted pottery tripod, Iron Age III 800 - 586 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Geometric patterns encircle vessel, some loss due to age and wear. 4 3/4" high. One foot repaired from original piece. Otherwise in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1208510 (stock #2072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Small Apulian Pottery Kantharos, circa 4th Century BCE. Wide mouth and high twin stap handles. Decorated with black bands and four foliate motifs on shoulder. Sits on flared black foot. 4 1/2" high. Professional restoration to rim and handles but in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first settled by Illyric peoples, the best-known of whom were the Messapii. Mycenaean Greeks then colonized the area. In the 8t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223643 (stock #3009)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$10,500.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I Bridge Twin Jug, Canaanite ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. With side handles and pigment remaining on twin bodies of vessel. Puncture design incisions around each neck. Intact with encrustation due to age. Rare and in excellent condition.7 1/2" high x 14 1/2" long x 6 1/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffe. 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:...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1392359 (stock #3307)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Persian Stone Head of a Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE, 2" x 2" x 3 1/4", on custom stand 4 1/2" Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Great. Persepolis is the most famous historical site related to Persian Empire in the Achaeme...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1192343 (stock #1974)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$75.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Cast bronze garment fasteners, a popular decorative element for Roman togas, each with a spring-loaded pin. In good condition. Ca. 2nd Century C.E. Various sizes up to 1 1/2". Unlike most modern brooches, fibulae were not only decorative; they originally served a practical function: to fasten clothing, such as cloaks. Fibulae replaced straight pins that were used to fasten clothing in the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age. In turn, fibulae were replaced as clothing fasteners b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240265 (stock #3050)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Nayarit Pottery Seated Female, Protoclassic, Mexico 100 BCE - 250 CE. Figure leaning forward supported on two legged stool. Rotund body decorated with curvilinear and striped resist tattoos. Right hand raised to mouth, deeply slit eyes and multiple ear ornaments. Painted overall in reddish brown and black. 13 3/8" high x 8" wide x 8 1/4" deep and in excellent condition. Ex: Property of the St. Louis University Art collection, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sam J. Levin, St. Louis. Large, hollow ceramic figu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high. Guan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin) is the Chinese name of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy. His full name is Guanshiyin which means "Observing the sounds (or cries) of the world." He represents mercy and compassion and is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1351288 (stock #3194)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Exquisite Canaanite Terracotta Idol of a Sacrificial Ram, ca. 1400 BCE. 3" x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2". Intact and in excellent condition. Very old collection label with "Caaninite" misspelled. Ex: Christie's New York. Probable used for a Cultic ritual ceremony involving the sacrifice of a ram. Artifact is contemporaneous with sacrifice of a ram by Abraham in lieu of his son Isaac (Genesis 22) No single geographical definition for the land of Canaan exists in the Bible (Num. 34:2–12; Ezek. 47:13–20; 4...