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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre AD 1000 item #1440204 (stock #3352)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,000.00
Four Neolithic jade Bi Discs (SOLD TOGETHER OR INDIVIDUALLY) China (3400 - 2250 BCE) Splendid artifacts with shades of gray, green, gold, cream. All in excellent condition. All Four priced $8,000. Sold Individually - Largest is 17 3/4" priced at $2,500, 15" priced at $2,200, 12 1/2" priced at $2,000, and smallest 11" priced at $1,800. Ex: Judge Stephen Beiner collection, Ex: Chinese Art Gallery, New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1053986 (stock #1677)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Sinu Pottery Effigy Vessel, Colombia 500 - 1000 CE. Globular form with motif of four women with bare breasts and registers of glyph like scrawls. Flared lip and footed base. Intact and in excellent condition. 10 1/2" high x 11" diameter. Ex: Milford Nemer collection, MI. According to the book Across the Pacific: From Ancient Asia to Precolombian America, By Christian Lemoy, ceramic and gold working relationships probably existed between the Sinu cultural and those of Panama and Costa Rica...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1207351 (stock #2065)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Spectacular Chancay lace textile panel, Peru 900 - 1300 CE. Delicate and finely woven while fashioned into lace pattern and temporarily stitched to a blue cloth backing. In excellent condition. Lace measures 34 1/2" x 38". Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The best known of the Chancay artifacts are textiles that consist of embroidery work, paint-decorated fabrics, gauzes and three-dimensional groups of dolls...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1184303 (stock #1903)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Spectacular framed and mounted Egyptian Sarcophagus Cartonnage / Wooden Mummiform Mask. Remnants of cartonnage fabric wrap and gesso. Original polychrome visible for a large portion of mask. Some wear due to age. Mask 11" x 8" mounted in custom shadow box with dimensions of 23" x 19" x 4". ca. Late Dynastic Period,4th Century BCE. Ex: Arieh Klein Ltd., Jerusalem. Cartonnage is a type of material used in Ancient Egyptian funerary masks from the First Intermediate Period to the Roman era...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1390969 (stock #3289)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Bracelet of Two Lion Heads, 12th - 13th Century, Iran. 3 1/4" diameter, and 6" on custom stand. Some loss due to age and use. Otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Medieval Islamic metalwork offers a complete contrast to its European equivalent, which is dominated by modelled figures and brightly coloured decoration in enamel, some pieces entirely in precious metals...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1389443 (stock #3269)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Near Eastern Islamic, Seljuk, Bronze Figure of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca...
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 : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1182733 (stock #1871)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Byzantine Pottery read Stamp, 6th Century, found in the Holy Land. Pottery stamp is particularly large, suitable for stamping whole loaves. Surface incised with a pattern that facilitated the breaking of the bread into small pieces. Excellent condition custom mounted and labeled. Diameter 9 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. According to Archaeology at Brown University, very little has been written on bread stamps as an artifact category, with the majority of scholarship dealing with Christian st...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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. Assyria was a major Semitic-speaking Mesopotamian kingdom and empire of the anc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1183425 (stock #1876)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $1,200: Two Early Ming dynasty Pottery Glazed Equestrian, Horse and Riders, China (1368 - 1644 C.E.) beautiful sancai glazed equestrians with attached heads, various personalities, all in good condition with some age wear. Loss of left foot on red rider, and loss of horses ear on green rider. Both approximately 9 1/2" high. The early Ming dynasty was a period of cultural restoration and expansion. The reestablishment of an indigenous Chinese ruling house led to the imposition...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153345 (stock #1806)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp with Inscription, ca. 330-63 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Oval shaped body with design around small fill hole. Design possibly depicts a theatrical mask. Small inscription on reverse. 3 1/8" long and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1206464 (stock #2060)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Early Bronze Age Amphoriskos with line group painting, circa 3100 - 2900 BCE, found in the Holy Land. With spouted neck and small handles for hanging. Intact and in excellent condition. 6" high x 5" diameter. 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, occasion...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1201457 (stock #2040)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Ancient Holy Land Pottery, Grouping of Three Artifacts. Sold as a set $450 or individual. Early Bronze Age I Amphora, ca. 3000 BCE, intact with chip on rim, 5 1/2" high, $250. Early Bronze Age I Juglet ca. 3000 BCE, handle & rim broken, 3 1/2" high, $150. Iron Age oil Lamp, ca. 1200 - 926 BCE, 5 1/4" length x 5 3/4" width, $100
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1202408 (stock #2043)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$450.00
Mississippian Pottery Bowl, Southeast USA, circa 1200 - 1500 CE. Brown flared bowl with incised swirl patterns around body beneath grooved rim. Small chips on rim and light deposits, but in excellent condition. 6 3/4" D, 3 5/8" high. Ex: Heritage Auction Gallery. Mississippian culture, the last major prehistoric cultural development in North America, lasting from about ad 700 to the time of the arrival of the first European explorers. It spread over a great area of the Southeast and the mid-cont...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1390731 (stock #3284)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Roman Bronze Mask, Head of a Lion, 1st Century CE. Culry mane, fierce snarl and fangs protruding, piercing eyes. Partial loss as seen in images, but a classical artifact. 3 1/2" diameter, 5 3/4" on custom lucite stand. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. Lion mask is a motif used from antiquity as an emblem of strength, courage, and majesty. The lion mask derives from furniture from ancient Rome and it continues to be popular. Both Venetian and Façon de Venise goblets feature decorative prunt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393179 (stock #3314)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/4", on custom stand 4 1/2" high . 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 for Judaism’s...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393193 (stock #3318)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Head of Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 1 1/2" x 1" x 1", On custom stand 2 3/4" high. Ex: Ariadne Galleries, New York. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan, for example, in mythological texts from the Late Bronze Age (c. 1550–1200 B.C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394393 (stock #3325)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Zoomorphic Figure on Wheels, ca. 2nd - 1st millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. One wheel not attached as seen in images. Some chips due to age and wear, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.3 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 2 1/4". The ceremonial centers of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) were lavishly decorated with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs - an original and greatly influential artistic tradition. But why exactly did the production...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411875 (stock #3342)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Greek, Geometric Bronze Bull, 1st Century BCE. 1 1/2" x 3" x 1". Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FLorida. The roots of Classical Greece lie in the Geometric period of about ca. 900 to 700 B.C., a time of dramatic transformation that led to the establishment of primary Greek institutions. The Greek city-state (polis) was formed, the Greek alphabet was developed, and new opportunities for trade and colonization were realized in cities founded along the coast of Asia Minor, in southern Italy, and in Sici...
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1004366 (stock #1650)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
SOLD SEPARATELY, $1,500 Each: Three Persian, Elamite Period, Clay Fertility Goddesses, ca. 1500 - 1000 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Mold made but varying in sizes and with elaborate headress and costume. Each fertility goddess holding bare breasts in cupped hands. Sizes vary from 5 1/2" to 6" high. All intact and in excellent condition. Similar figurine was excavated at Susa in 1852 by W.K. Loftus. Examples of these molds found in the British Museum. Elam, Elamite Ḥaltami, Akkadian Elamtu,...
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 : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367726 (stock #3217)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Hellenistic Terracotta Vessel in form of a Duck, ca. 4th - 2nd Century BCE. Spouted mold made vessel with intricate features and feathers. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 1/4" x 6" x 2 1/2". Ex: M. Megiddon collection, Tel Aviv. According to the International Scientific Meetings on Hellenistic Pottery / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the production of clay vessels and other utensils used in everyday life, not only constitutes a large chapter of the activity of Hellenistic times but a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184543 (stock #1910)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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 : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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 : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1353875 (stock #3206)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Luminescent Byzantine Glass Jar with Purple Swirls, Constantinople, ca 4th - 5th. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. According to Art History Summary, Byzantine period glass offers the possibility of creating not only beautiful glass mosaic, but it also applies to the glassware for windows. Those magnificent paints made of colored glass were made to get the viewer’s attention on the characters and narratives scenes represented in them. Th...