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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152962 (stock #1790)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Iron Age III Pottery Bull with Bridle, ca. 800-586 BCE. Pottery figures of animals were very common in this region from the 4th millennium BCE and onwards, but especially during the Iron Age. Stylized bull has a bridle and a bit. Incised eyes and long tail curving towards one leg. Horns repaired, but otherwise in excellent shape and appealingly crafted. 6" in height. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201447 (stock #2039)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Ancient Holy Land Pottery Iron Age Pottery Plate, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, intact & in excellent condition. 8" diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1371567 (stock #3226)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Jama Coaque Terracotta Seated Figure with elaborate Headdress, Ecuador, ca. 500 BCE - 500 CE. 6 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 4 3/4". Ex: Sotheby's New York. Some professional repair as seen in images. Otherwise in very good condition. Jama-Coaque community existed between 500 BCE - 500 CE and inhabited the areas between the Cape of San Francisco in Esmeraldas to the north of Manabi...
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)...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300960 (stock #3139)
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 3/8” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8”. The era of Islamic pottery started around 622. From 633, Muslim armies moved rapidly towards Persia, Byzantium, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Egypt and later Andalusia...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1392417 (stock #3310)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Stone Body of a Lion, ca. 12th - 13th Century, 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3", on custom stand 3 1/2" high. Loss to legs and tail as seen in images. Pleasing, intricately carved face with whiskers. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1230575 (stock #3032)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
19th Century Bronze Aquamanile, Waterspout, Fountain, in the Form of a Canine, Dog. Berlin Germany, ca. 1850. Pleasing face with wide eye, pricked ears, and standing on all fours. Spout emerges from mouth. Ex: Berlin Art Market. In very good condition. 5" high x 5" long. In modern usage, an aquamanile is a ewer or jug-type vessel in the form of one or more animal or human figures. It usually contained water for the washing of hands over a basin, which was part of both upper-class meals and the C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1367795 (stock #3221)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Rare Early Bronze Age II Terracotta Kernos, ca. 3150 - 2150. Professionally repaired as seen in images. 5" x 6" x 6". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd, Jerusalem. Cult vessel with four offering bowls with a drain tube leading to a circular base. Ring was probably used as a libation vessel during religious ceremonies in ancient Palestine. It consists of a hollow clay ring with hollow clay attachments. Similar to types excavated at Bab ad-Dra. In the typology of ancient Greek pottery, the kernos (pl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1200363 (stock #2033)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
SOLD AS A GROUP: Five Parthian Pottery Vessels, ancient Iran, ca. 3rd - 1st Century BCE. Amphora with lobular body with wide mouth. 8 1/2" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's London. Remaing four vessels in various sizes and conditions, Ex: Christie's New York. The Parthians largely adopted the art, architecture, religious beliefs, and royal insignia of their culturally heterogeneous empire, which encompassed Persian, Hellenistic, and regional cultures. For about the first half of its ...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1196371 (stock #1997)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,900.00
Found in Syria, Roman stylized head of Griffin with deep eye sockets. With bulging eyes, hooked beak, and spiky mane. Folds on neck and above eyes. Basalt is the most common type of solidified lava; a dense dark gray fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene. Circa 2nd Century C.E. Head is 6 1/2: high attached on custom stand. Ex: Christie's New York, Private Japanese collection, 1980s. Griffin-type creatures combining raptor heads and mammalian bodi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1800 item #1184769 (stock #1918)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Dramatic Peruvian religious polychrome wooden Wall Crucifix. Christ with hand beaded loin cloth and silver crown of thorns. Circa 1800 C.E. In good condition. 44" high. A compelling example of the iconography of the period. In very good condiditon. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. The Cuzco School (Escuela Cuzqueña) was a Roman Catholic artistic tradition based in Cusco, Peru (the former capital of the Inca Empire) during the Colonial period, in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It was n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1004378 (stock #1653)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Magnificent Luristan Bronze Sword, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age, intact and in excellent condition. Bronze is 14 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide. On custom stand dimensions are 9 1/4" high x 14 1/2" wide x 2" deep. Typical categories of canonical Luristan bronze artifacts in­clude cast animal finials, standards with masters of animals, horse cheekpieces, and harness attachments in the form of naturalistic or fantastic creatures, figured and disc pins, whetstone...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1200327 (stock #2032)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Framed Chimu Textile Panel with nine figures, Peru, ca. 800 - 1200. Textile Panel is 18" high x 11 1/2" wide. Frame size is 23" high x 16 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep. Estate of Miss Kate Kemper. According to Sothebv's NY, Kate Kemper, of London and Switzerland (1908-2004) was an early collector of Andean art, forming an important collection of ceramics and textiles after visiting Peru. Her comprehensive collection was formed in Europe and exhibited in various museums including Ancient Peruvian Art,...
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. 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 India...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1900 item #1181732 (stock #1846)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
19th Century Ottoman Empire Marble Water Spout, Turkey, ca. 1880. In the form of a male with curly hair, beard, and long mustache. Central void in mouth of male for water fountain. One crack has been stabilized as seen in photo, but otherwise in very good condition. Marble is 18 3/4" x 11" x 1 1/2". On custom stand size is 21 1/2" x 12 3/4" x 5 1/2". In the 19th Century the Christian population of the Ottoman empire, owing to their higher educational levels, started to pull ahead of the Muslim m...
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 : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1440206 (stock #3353)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Iron Age II Bronze Dagger (8th - 6th Century BCE) in contemporary custom olive wood box. Presented to James Baker III, Secretary of State, during diplomatic visit to Israel. Dagger is 7 1/2" long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1235522 (stock #3040)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,800.00
Stunning Benin / Nigeria Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, Africa Early 20th Century. 17" long. Figure with pleasing facial features on the globular ladle. The handle is a standing figure of a male ancestor with attached ring. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1184880 (stock #1920)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$550.00
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 : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183413 (stock #1874)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Sold Separately for $900 Two Aztec Pottery Ceremonial Cercers with Portrait Head & Rattle, Mexico, ca. 550 - 950 CE. Painted black & red with unglazed areas, applied stylized human head with clearly defined features on base. Open geometric pattern, Both are repaired from original pieces with restoration over the break lines. 5 1/4" high x 8 5/8 long x 4 3/4" wide. Incense burners (or censers) are a regular part of household artifact inventories at Aztec-period sites in central Mexico. People mad...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1225513 (stock #3023)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$475.00
Pair of Monumental Thai Gilt Red Lacquered Wood Panels, Bangkok Period, ca. 1875 CE. Each carved with delicate deities, flowers, foliage and with glass inlay. Repair to top floral finial on right panel, see images. 39" high x 12" wide x 2" deep and in excellent condition. The New Work Encyclopedia states Thai “Rattanakosin art” (or “Bangkok” style) refers to the style of art of the time of the Chakri Dynasty, founded in Bangkok after the collapse of Ayutthaya in 1767. This period is char...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206462 (stock #2059)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid, Wool Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. With zoomorphic motif and dangling tassle. In excellent condition. 33" H x 25 1/2" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This is similar to the way textiles are made in the region today. Textiles were woven with the common motifs earlier than they appe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1195857 (stock #1984)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Qing Dynasty hand carved elmwood table with two ornately carved drawers. Very heavy and sturdy in construction, dimensions are 32" x 37" x 36". China, Shanxi Province, ca 1880 C.E. In excellent condition. Chop mark for export in drawer.
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 : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184570 (stock #1914)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,900.00
Colima Pottery Tlaloc Incensario in Janus form looking into the future while looking into the past, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. The Aztec god of rain, agriculture, fire, and the south. The obverse deity surmounted by two intertwined snakes. Strong facial features with large protruding eyes, hands on his knees. Reverse side without hands and smaller head. One of four legs professionally reattached from original piece. One leg professionally reattached and in excellent condition. 14 3/4" high. E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1201316 (stock #2036)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Tibetan Copper / Brass Gao Prayer Box with Tsa Tsa, memorial Buddha statue dedicated to ill or deceased, circa 1890. Embroidered cover with delicate stitching from early 20th Century. 3 3/4" high. According to Prayer Boxes, The major religion in Tibet is Buddhism. Followers of Tibetan Buddhism make use of a type of prayer box known as a Gao (sometimes spelled "Gau" or "Ghau"). Gao amulets are also found in Nepal, Mongolia and Bhutan. Most are made of silver, but gold, brass and other metals m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198407 (stock #2006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$195.00
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 : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152946 (stock #1783)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Hellenistic Pottery Brazier of a Bearded Man, ca. 4th - 2nd Century BCE. Protruding beard and short hair, heavy lidded eyes under arching brows. Fragment in good condition. 4" in height. On Custom lucite stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1058490 (stock #1689)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$200.00
Victorian Ivory Parlor Fan in antique oval frame with convex glass. 17" h x 23" l. England, ca. 1880. (apologies for lighting fixture reflection in photo.)
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 : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1389725 (stock #3275)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Sasanian Bronze Prancing Lion, ca. 6th - 7th Century, With pleasing face, rounded eyes, tail curled over back. Right leg lifted. In excellent condition, 1 7/8" x 1 1/2" x 1", on stand height is 2 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Sasanian Empire, also known as the Sassanian, Sasanid, Sassanid or Neo-Persian Empire, was the last kingdom of the Persian Empire before the rise of Islam, and was named after the House of Sasan; it ruled from 224 to 651 CE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1212293 (stock #2087)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Etruscan Bronze Hydria Handle with Lion and Monkey heads, ca. 5th - 4th Century BCE. Top of handle in form of stylized lion's head with two monkeys. Palmette adorns the bottom of handle. Greenish overall patina overall. In excellent condition. 5 1/4" high x 4 1/4" wide. Ex: Bonhams & Brooks, Knightbridge.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389775 (stock #3278)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Recumbent Lion, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 2" x 5/8", on custom stand 2 1/2" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD, Jerusalem. Lions have been widely used in sculpture to provide a sense of majesty and awe, especially on public buildings. Lions were bold creatures and many ancient cities would have an abundance of lion sculptures to show strength in numbers as well. This usage dates back to the origin of civilization. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394400 (stock #3327)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Western Asiatic Roaring Panther, reddish stone with white stone inlay, ca. 3rd - 2nd millennium BCE. 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" Standing on all fours with pricked ears and open mouth. Chip on right haunch and wear due to age and use. Otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Pierre-Berge & Associates, Nov. 30, 2012, Lot 445. West Asian art goes back to the earliest presence of people in West Asia, in the form of little stone or clay fertility figurines. Around 9000 B...
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 : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1310197 (stock #3146)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Japanese Satsuma Gold Gilt Oil Lamp, Meiji Period ca. 1880. Dynamic scene of Buddhist Saints (Rakans) surrounded by earthly followers. Border of floral and geometric shapes. Oil lamp is American made by C.H. McKenney and probably not originally made for Satsuma vase. Glass globe is also a recent addition. In excellent condition. 17 1/4" high x 5 1/2" diameter. Satsuma ware is a style of Japanese earthenware originally from the Satsuma region of what is today southern Kyūshū. Today, it ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1182704 (stock #1865)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Chinese Neolithic Lug handled jar with design on outside rim and shoulders. Remains of intricate black and brown design on inside rim and body of piece. Circa 3500-1500 BCE. Intact with wear due to age and use, in very good condition. 5 inches high and 6 1/2 inches in diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1196139 (stock #1987)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
A Roman dark green glass double balsamarium with a glass thread spiraling horizontally around upper body and applied handles reaching from shoulder to rim. Roman ca. 2nd - 3rd century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 4" high. A balsamarium is an ancient vessel for holding balsam, a sweet smelling oil or soothing ointment. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv Israel. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1198280 (stock #2004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$225.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Roman Bone Handles incised with geometric patterns originally from functional utensils. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Each approximately 5" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Israel.
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 #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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389433 (stock #3267)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Miniature Roman Bronze Reclining Lion with black patina, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. Lion has pleasing smile and curly mane. Loss of one loop as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 2" x 1/2", on stand height is 2 7/8" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1391517 (stock #3295)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Near East, Islamic, Stone Foreparts of a Leaping Lion, ca. 1100 - 1200 CE. Pleasing face with protruding tongue. In action as if attacking prey. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", on custom stand 4" high. In excellent condition. Back is lopped, fragment as seen in images. 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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1392414 (stock #3309)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Head of a Lion, ca. 12th - 13th Century, 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 3/4", on custom stand 3 3/4" high. 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 arts and mythologies of many cultures and Islam is no except...
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. Clair, Carving as Craft: Palatine East and the Greco-Roman Bone and Ivory Carving Tradition, sculpture in ivory, bone, and horn,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201427 (stock #2037)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Iron Age Pottery Plate, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, intact & 11" diameter. Intact and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land.
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 : 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 : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1182625 (stock #1863)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Tularosa red on black cooking pot, New Mexico, Pueblo II Period, ca. 1000-1150 CE. Corrugated band around rim with patina and wear due to age and the function of cooking. Small hairline crack on one side, otherwise in excellent condition. 4 inches high. Ex: Judge Stephen Beiner collection, Florida.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1388108 (stock #3235)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Casas Grandes Pottery Polychrome Animal Effigy Bowl, ca. 1150 - 1250 CE. With two animal heads as handles. Buff, brown, and black pigment. Some wear due to age and use. In very good condition. 7" x 10 1/2" x 6". Ex: Christie's New York. Casas Grandes (Spanish for Great Houses; also known as Paquimé) is a prehistoric archaeological site in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Casas Grandes is one of the largest and most complex Mogollon culture sites in the region. Settlement began after 113...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184543 (stock #1910)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1183839 (stock #1901)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1202402 (stock #2042)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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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. The Quimbaya inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas and Risaralda in Col...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Signed and Dated, Qing Dynasty Scholar's Ink Stone with motif of Chinese Temple and Landscape, Shanxi Province. Chinese calligraphy translates to "Strength and Self Confidence." Intact and in excellent condition. 10" x 5 1/2" x 3". Ex: Lovell Hall, Portland, Maine. The inkstone is Chinese in origin and is used in calligraphy and painting. Extant inkstones date from early antiquity in China. The device evolved from a rubbing tool used for rubbing dyes dating around 6000 to 7000 years ago. The ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388472 (stock #3246)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Middle Bronze Age II Globular Pottery Jar, ca. 2150 - 1550 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Buff in color, round in shape, expressive, wide neck. Intact and in excellent condition, 4" x 3" x 3". Pottery and ceramics have been produced in the Levant since prehistoric times. This period is divided into three different sub periods: MBII A, B, and C. We shall see that B and C are closer linked than A. This period is diagnosed by the well-burnished red slip so often seen in the corresponding layers at di...