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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1182739 (stock #1872)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Chimu Inca Pottery Effigy figure holding a spondylus shell and wearing a botanical headdress. Peru, ca 1200 - 1500 CE. His face in a wide grin, hands clasped in front. Deeply incised facial features, hair, and clothing, 9" x 5" x 6", with custom stand. Ex: Arte Primitivo, New York. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1202402 (stock #2042)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Quimbaya Slab Seated Female with Gold Nose Ring, Colombia, 1000 - 1450 CE. Seated with outstretched legs and arms. Slanted eyes and pierced head and body for feather insertions. Incised tattooed arms and legs. Professional repair to torso from original piece. 13" high. In excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. See Gardner Museum of Ceramic Art, accession number G83.1.0175...
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411870 (stock #3340)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age Bronze Antelope, ca 1000 BCE. Bronze is 2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", on stand 1/2" x 4" x 2". In excellent condition. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts of the Old World...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389727 (stock #3276)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze figure of a recumbent Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. With gaping jaw and bulging eyes, the mane a mass of wavy hair on the sides, incised rows on the top, his tail curving on to his flank, a tapering pin, square in section, protruding from the back suggesting the figure served as a support. In excellent condition 1 1/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/4", on custom stand 2" high. Ex: Christie's New York...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391459 (stock #3291)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and open mouth. In excellent condition, 7/8" x 7/8" x 7/8", on stand height is 2 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Lions have been celebrated throughout history for their courage and strength...
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). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1198422 (stock #2008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Found in the Holy Land, Ancient Persian Buff Pottery Decanter with animal head as central figure. ca. 586 - 330 BCE. Intact with some earthen encrustation due to age. In excellent condition. 11" high. Ex: David Hacohen collection, Israel. David Hacohen (born 20 October 1898, died 19 February 1984) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1949 and 1953, and again from 1955 until 1969. Born in Gomel in the Russian Empire (today in Belarus), Hacohen was educated at a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1394342 (stock #3320)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Roman Bronze Oil Lamp with Greek Inscription, ca 1st - 2nd Century CE. 1 1/2" x 4" x 2". With repair to nozzle as seen in images. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. Some of the earliest lamps, dating to the Upper Paleolithic, were stones with depressions in which animal fats were likely burned as a source of light. Shells, such as conch or oyster, were also employed as lamps, and even may have served as the prototype for early lamp forms. Clay lamps appeared d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1353878 (stock #3207)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Radiant Miniature Roman Glass Pilgrim Flask, ca. 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1". Ex: R. Swetits collection, New Jersey. This ampulla is shaped like a flattened gourd with small handle on side and radiant small spout. Pilgrim flasks, or ampullae, are small metal, glass, or terra vials such as this one, used by pilgrims in Antiquity and in the early Middle Ages, to carry home water or oil from the lamps burning in the sanctuaries vis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188853 (stock #1935)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Luristan, Iron Age, Bronze Standing Figurine. Anthropomorphic in nature standing erect with incised facial and body features. Ancient Iran, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. 7 1/4" high x 1 3/4 base diameter, In excellent condition. Cf. Sotheby's NY Dec. 17, 1997 lot 194. According to the Iranicaonline.org, BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C. and characterized by a wide range of idiosyncratic forms and a highly stylized...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1390722 (stock #3283)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Ptolemaic Marble Miniature Sphinx (305 - 30 BCE) Intact and in excellent condition. Small drill hold on left haunch. 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Collection number on bottom as seen in images. Ex: Christie's New York, sticker on base. Sculpture represents the pharaoh as a hybrid creature, a male lion with a human head. Its small size and details of its headdress suggest a date in the Ptolemaic period. The Ptolemaic period was a Hellenistic kingdom based in ancient Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1203169 (stock #2050)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Monumental in size and very heavy carved Yuan dynasty Stone Figure of Guan Yin, Bodhisattva of mercy and compassion. China, (1279 - 1368 CE) Large size at 35" high. Exquisitely carved sculpture with adorning crown, pleasing facial features, full hips and pleated sampot. In excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the God of Mercy. His name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi mean...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1388491 (stock #3248)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Egyptian, Ptomemaic Pottery Vessel of a Recumbent Lion, 300 - 100 BCE. Mold-made with mouth of vessel on lion's head. On black custom stand. In very good condition. 2" x 3 1/2" x 2", on stand height is 3". Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd, Jerusalem. The Ptolemaic dynasty, sometimes also known as the Lagids or Lagidae, was a Macedonian Greek royal family, which ruled the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt during the Hellenistic period. Their rule lasted for 275 years, from 305 to 30 BC. They were the last...
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187211 (stock #1934)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Mameluke Stucco Fragment Head of a Lion, 13th Century. 2 1/4" high. Some pigment remains around mouth. Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. 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 property of the ruler from the Central Asian steppes. Since they had been brought i...
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 : 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 : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1388373 (stock #3239)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age II Israelite Pottery Wine Amphora, ca. 800 BCE. Found in a Hebron Cave. With reddish brown and black pigment. Some repair to mouth with wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 9" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9 1/2". An Amphora is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but mostl...
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 : 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 #1183793 (stock #1897)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Roman Bronze Protome, circa 1st - 2nd Century CE. One in the form of a roundel, with frontal facing head of Medusa in relief, intricate facial features and incised wavy hair, 2 1/8", the other styled as the head of a roaring lion with thick mane and open mouth forming a spout, two suspension loops located at the top, 2 3/8", both in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's London. Protome is an adornment on utensils or works of art in the form of a frontal view of an animal head or...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152194 (stock #1772)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Iron Age II Fenestrated Pottery Chalice, ca. 8th Century BCE. Time of Omri, father of King Ahab who was husband to Jezebel. Found in the Holy Land. Chalice stands on wide elaborate foot with long slender neck. Wide mouth of drinking vessel surrounded by perforated holes, believed to be from a later date. 5 1/2" high x 4 1/8' diameter and in excellent condition. According to Boston University, Iron II (1000-550) witnessed the rise of the states of Judah and Israel in the tenth-ninth century. Thes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1272021 (stock #3072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Cambodian Wooden Cow Clapper, Cowbell, ca. early 20th Century. Polychrome wood 5 1/2" H x 9 1/2 L x 3 1/2 D. It is difficult to pinpoint when exactly the use of cow bells began, but the earliest examples of truly recognizable cow bells date back to the Iron Age. A cowbell is a bell worn by freely roaming livestock, making animals easier to locate should they wander off. Although they are typically referred to as "cow bells", due to their extensive use with cattle, the bells are used on a wide va...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1199420 (stock #2019)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Sabaean, South Arabian Alabaster Male Portrait Head with flat, rectangular top and back. Recessed eyes to accept inlays, arching incised brows, long triangular nose and small mouth. Such sculptures are among the most familiar and most highly prized products of the South Arabian fringe, the area which now lies within Yemen. Circa 1st Century C.E. 8" high. Nose repaired but otherwise in excellent condition. (see Sotheby's Antiquities NY, 10 Dec 2008, lot 64, Sold for $10,625 USD)Ex: Windsor Antiqu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223633 (stock #3007)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I miniature Twin Juglet, Canaanite, ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. Stirrup loop and wonderful encrustation due to age, intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 4 1/2" long x 3" deep. 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, occasionally, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1367791 (stock #3218)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Chalcolithic, Tepe Sialk Iran, Terracotta Bowl with Ibex, Horned Animals. ca. 5000 - 4000 Century BCE. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 2 3/4" x 7 5/8" diameter. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd. Tel Aviv. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #59.1 Chalcolithic Bowl with Horned Animals. Chalcolithic (transition from stone to metal) painted wares developed on the Iranian plateau and in the western mountains. Like much of the pottery from Iran in the Chalcolithic Period (ca. 5500-4000 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390282 (stock #3280)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Persian Stone Standing Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 4" x 1 3/4" x 1/2". On stand 4 3/4" high. Pricked ears, bared fangs, standing on all fours with long tail. Possibly an attachment. 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 Grea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1208525 (stock #2073)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$575.00
Roman Terracotta Male Head with Triangular Hat from a Frieze segment, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Bulbous eyes with pouting lips and large nose. Head approximately 5 1/2" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Hoffman collection, Berlin Germany. Some of the earliest descriptions of a seamans' dress appears to date from a few years after the Roman invasion of Britain (55 BCE) An order that the sails of longboats in the Roman fleet were to be dyed light-blue to match the color of the sea and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152945 (stock #1782)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Roman Gray Terracotta Juglet, ca. 63 BCE-330 CE. Splendid juglet in the form of a grenade, fire bomb. With wide mouth and single loop handle. Rosette design on bottom. 4" in height, intact and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1196324 (stock #1993)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Three Japanese Ivory Netsuke heads from the Noh Theater, Japan, ca. 1920. Each incised with various characters of the theater and signed on reverse by artist. All in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Size of each is approximately 1 3/4" high. According to the Fitzwilliam Museum, the netsuke is a form of miniature sculpture originating in 17th-century Japan. These often elaborately carved items were designed to function as 'toggles' for the silk cords upon which Japane...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1394402 (stock #3328)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Cypriot Zoomorphic Pottery Head of a Bull, Late Cypriot II (1450 - 1200 BCE) 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" x 1 1/2", on custom stand 5" high. Fragment of a handle, or attachment. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The pottery of ancient Cyprus starts during the Neolithic period. Throughout the ages, Cypriot ceramics demonstrate many connections with cultures from around the Mediterranean. During the Early and Middle Bronze Ages, it is especially imaginative in shape and decoration.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1189034 (stock #1942)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Brilliant Proto Nazca blue and red burial textile panels framed in one shadow box (detail shown.) Southern Coast of Peru (ca. 400 BCE - 01 CE) Frame is 34 1/2" high x 41 1/2" wide. In excellent condition. The Nazca culture (also Nasca) was the archaeological culture that flourished from 400 BCE to 800 CE beside the dry southern coast of Peru in the river valleys of the Rio Grande de Nazca drainage and the Ica Valley (Silverman and Proulx, 2002). Having been heavily influenced by the preceding Pa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1186900 (stock #1928)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Veracruz Pottery Frog Ocarina and Rattle. Erotic Ocarina in the form of a frog with an erection. Vessel contains interior beads that rattle when shaken. Multiple holes allow various musical pitches. Poly chromed with traces of green, red, brown still intact. Adorable smiling face and wide open eyes with flattened nose. Neck framed by a layered panache of feathers and roundels adorn forehead and chest area. Mexico, ca. 600 - 900 C.E., On custom stand, 8 1/2" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. ...
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...