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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1492 item #1367794 (stock #3220)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Nepalese Black Chlorite Stone Stele of Hindu Goddess Durga, ca. 12th Century. In excellent condition. 14 1/2" x 9" x 3 1/2". Ex: Christie's South Kenington. Durga riding on a tiger holding various weapons. She is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evils and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1196910 (stock #1999)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
19th Century Balinese Composition Necklace, or collar (four sheet gold with copper backing,) Cabochon Rubies and other semi precious stones. In hardwood box and in excellent condition. Dimensions approximately 5" high x 5" wide. Ex: Jonathan Tucker and Antonia Tozer Asian Art, London England. Legong dancers are always girls who have not yet reached puberty. They begin rigorous training at about the age of five...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1298146 (stock #3103)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$455.00
Egyptian Glass Pendant with 18K Gold Contemporary Setting, Egyptian Glass ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1 1/4" x 1 1/2". In Egypt, the first glass we know of, as a component of faience ware, dates from as far back as the Neolithic Badarian culture at the turn of the 5th and 4th millennia BC...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199091 (stock #2012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Rare Persian Zoomorphic jug with custom iron stand, Circa 1000 - 800 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Jug stands 8 1/2" high with spherical body and flaring cylindrical neck and zoomorphic creature as spout (possibly a bull head.) Some earthen encrustation due to age but in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1178458 (stock #1835)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,000.00
Large painted Pottery Model of a Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907 C.E.) 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. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351201 (stock #3186)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 3 1/2" x 2" x 1". Some loss to feet, but otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd, Jerusalem. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1199551 (stock #2026)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Rare South Arabian Bronze Horse Head Protome, circa 2nd Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Engraved mane and inlaid eyes beneath heavy ribbed brows. Braided harness with blinders behind eyes. Two holes for attachment at bas of neck. Missing one ear but otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/2" high. Ex: Property of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367716 (stock #3215)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of a Unified Jerusalem, Italo Crointhian Terracotta Swan Vase, ca. 6th Century BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3" x 1 3/4 x 3 1/4". Vase in form of swan with plumb body on splayed feet. Opening in lower back with feather incised through the brown glaze with added pigment...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351116 (stock #3183)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Some restoration as seen in images, encrustation due to age and some chips due to use. 5 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. According to Susan Ackerman of the Jewish Women’s Archives, 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 fe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350799 (stock #3177)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 4 1/4" X 3 1/2" X 4 3/4". Incised decoration on chariot. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. In excellent condition. Intact with four terracotta wheels. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Syrian-Lebanese border. The battle is gener...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002405 (stock #1646)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Maya Polychrome Tripod Cylinder, ca. 600 - 900 CE, from Ulua Valley Honduras. Standing on short feet. Wide center band with zoomorphic creatures in profile. Upper and lower bands with geometric elements, figures and heads in profile. 8" H x 6 3/4" D. Intact and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189785 (stock #1948)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1198407 (stock #2006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$800.00
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1184887 (stock #1921)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,600.00
Chimu Zoomorphic Textile Fragment, Peru ca. 1000 - 1250 CE. Chimu hand woven textile with six panels composed of stylized creatures. Fabric colors vary in hues of gold, red, green, and cream. Fraying on parts of fabric due to age, but in overall good condition. Ex: C. Lopez Torres collection, Miami. 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. Ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1350269 (stock #3166)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
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 : 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 : Pre 1900 item #1058483 (stock #1686)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$125.00
Japanese Woodblock Print on Rice Paper by the painter Toyohara Kunichika painted ca. 1865. In good condition. 20" h x 15" w. Toyohara Kunichika (1835–1900) was a Japanese woodblock print artist. Talented as a child, at about thirteen he became a student of Tokyo's then-leading print maker, Utagawa Kunisada. His deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki drama led to his production primarily of ukiyo-e actor-prints, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
On Hold
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 : 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 : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350803 (stock #3179)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5 1/2" x 5" x 6". Incised decoration on chariot. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. The Battle of Kadesh (also Qadesh) took place between the forces of the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses II and the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II at the city of Kadesh on the Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Syrian-Lebanese border. The battle is generally dated to 1274 BC in the conv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1203182 (stock #2052)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Various, see description for prices
Three Chinese Neolithic Pottery Jars of various sizes, ca 8000 - 2000 BCE, 15" jar $1,800, 13" jar $1,500, 11" jar $1,300 with minor repair to lip. All is excellent condition. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. According to Princeton University, In China, Neolithic cultures emerged around the eighth millennium B.C., and were primarily characterized by the production of stone tools, pottery, textiles, houses, burials, and jade objects. Such archaeological finds indicate the presence of group settl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1388902 (stock #3256)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with lion head protome, a blad emerging from its open jaws. Lion's man terminating in three coils on shaft's side. 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" x 1 1/2". On custom stand height is 7". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Christie's South Kensington, Apr. 12, 2000, Lot 248. At least since the late Neolithic, elaborate axes (battle-axes, T-axes, etc.) had a religious significance and probably indicated the exalted status of their o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1230568 (stock #3030)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Parthian Bronze Lion-Headed Handle, Ancient Iran ca. 150 BCE - 225 CE. With open mouth, sharp fangs, small eyes with a flattened head, and ribbed handle. On custom stand and in excellent condition. Bronze is 4 3/4" High. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. From about 130 BCE onwards, Parthia suffered numerous incursions by various nomadic tribes, including the Sakas, the Yueh-chi, and the Massagetae. Each time, the Arsacid dynasts responded personally, doing so even when there were more severe...
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 : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298291 (stock #3114)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$585.00
Roman Glass Broach with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 2 1/4”. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking techniques practiced by the Egyptians and Syrian; the technique of blowing glass into light and strong vess...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1149320 (stock #1764)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Rare Late Bronze Age Storage Amphora. ca. 16th century BCE. Jug is repaired from several original pieces and in good condition. Conical in form and tapering to base. With an incised Canaanite letter (Aynu) which means eye. Jug has nice encrustation and is 17 1/2 " high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1130045 (stock #1760)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Urartian (Uratu, Kingdom of Van, Northern Iran) Gray Pottery Square Sided Bottle Figure riding a Horse, ca 9th - 8th Century BCE. 7 3/4" high. Ex: Bonham's Knightbridge. Slender rectangular bottle with tubular neck and broad rim. Sides and back of bottle with incised circles with central dots. Bottle rests on swayed back of horse. Although the horse appears on Urartian objects, its association with cosmetic containers is not yet understood. Cf: Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1136922 (stock #1762)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Set of Eight Luristan Bronze Zoomorphic Bells, Ancient Iran, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Various shapes and sizes of bronze cage bells with birds, rams and other animals. Four on individual custom lucite stands while four miniature bells on one custom lucite stand. All in excellent condition. Ex: Teddy Kollek collection. First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. 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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1335871 (stock #3161)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
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 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 : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1178429 (stock #1833)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
The Greeks in Southern Italy. Campanian guttus(oil lamp filler) with releif Head of Apollo. Ring handle set at right angles to the elongated spout with sides of bowl striated. The surface has a metallic black glaze, other than a band around the upper foot and the underside of the vase, which are reserved. Calene ware, c. 300 B.C. 4 1/2" high and 3.9 inch diameter. Professional repair to fisure where neck meets shoulder, otherwise in excellent condition. The medallion of the piece somewhat rare. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1189118 (stock #1943)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Early Qing Dynasty Blue & White porcelain Guan / Wine Jar with Phoenix design is forerunner of the Ginger Jar. Originally used for wine and pickled liquids they had no covers but used wood tops that were waxed closed. Circa 1750 C.E., 6 3/4" high. Crane (he 鹤) The crane is a symbol of longevity because it lives a long life and its white feathers stand for old age. It also represents high status as the crane is regarded as ‘a bird of the first rank’ in the imperial hierarchy. Flying cr...
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 : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1152815 (stock #1775)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Glass Jug with Handle, ca. 2nd Century CE. 5 1/2" in height. Pale green in color. Bulbous body sitting on ring base. Long tapering cylindrical neck. Wide blown but delicate strap handle. Remarkable patina. Found in the Holy Land.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre 1800 item #1203172 (stock #2051)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Previously owned and autographed in English and Hebrew by Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Two maps of Ancient Jerusalem. One 18th Century Copper Engraving "Siege de Jerusalem Par Nabuchodonosor" $1,500, 22" x 26", and One 19th Century black and white Lithograph "Vue Generale de Jerusalem", $1,500, 25 1/2" x 32", All dimensions reflect frame and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298312 (stock #3120)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Roman Glass Bracelet with Contemporary Silver Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 7”long x 1/2 wide. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking techniques practiced by the Egyptians and Syrian; the technique of blowing glass into light and stron...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367726 (stock #3217)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1235520 (stock #3038)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Glass Amphora, ca. 3rd - 4th Century CE. Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. Globular body with decorated funnel shaped neck and twin handles. 3.070" high and in very good condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1183653 (stock #1890)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Gandharan Stucco Fragment, Head of a Man. With moustach and swirls of wavy hair, incised eyes and pursed lips, visible repairs to neck and cowl, small chips on crown and earthen encrustation due to age, on custom wooden base, in good condition, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Head 5 3/4" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1367720 (stock #3216)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Iron Age III Terracotta Double Bowl with Tripod Feet. Persian, Ancient NW Iran, Teppe Hasanlu. Ca. 800 - 586 BCE. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 5 5/8". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Cf: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession #60.20.60. Teppe Hasanlu is an archaeological site of an ancient city located in northwest Iran (in the province of West Azerbaijan), a short distance south of Lake Urmia. The nature of its destruction at the end of the 9th century BC essen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1192368 (stock #1976)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Late Qing dynasty Dual Portraits of a Male and Female. On rice paper with silk border. Circa 1900 and each in excellent condition. Each frame is 22 1/2" x 17". 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 proclaimed their rank or princely status. The only di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1350336 (stock #3168)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Bronze Prutah Coin Necklace, Procurator of Judea, Porcius Festus under Roman Emperor Nero, 58 - 62 CE, Setting 14K Contemporary Gold with motif of the Gates of Jerusalem. Star of David on locket bail. Coin 1/4" diameter, Setting 1 1/2" diameter. Chain 26" long. Obverse: "NEP/ωNO/C" (Nero) in wreath tied at the bottom with an X. Reverse: Palm branch "KAICAPO" (Caesar) and date LE (year 5) According to Forum of Ancient Coins, Porcius Festus succeeded Felix as Procurator of Judea under the Emp...
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1333761 (stock #3153)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Chinese Cloissonne Brush Bowl, ca. 1920. Adorned with pleasing floral motif. Small foot with and Chinese calligraphy on bottom. Small "ding" as shown in images. Otherwise in very good condition. 2 1/2" high x 8 1/2" diameter. Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by fi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1126376 (stock #1748)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Magnificent Japanese Carved Ivory Striding Lion on custom Rosewood Base, ca. 1920. 2 1/4" high x 9" long. Fierce expression with bared fangs and protruding tongue. In excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1191281 (stock #1957)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Miniature Romano - British bronze figure of a bound Captive, ca 1st Century CE. Bearded figure with long hair seated and leaning forward. A rope tied around his neck, hands continuing down to his feet which are also bound. Pierced below and through the side for attachment. Cf. no. 105 in Merhav, et. al., A glimpse into the Past, The Joseph Ternbach collection. In excellent condition, 2nd Century CE. 1 3/4" high. Ex: Christie's New York. The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410. The city was a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298289 (stock #3113)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$585.00
Roman Glass Broach with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 1 1/2”. According to Mark Taylor & David Hill of Roman Glassmakers in the UK, although glass as a workable material has been traced to Sumerian sites in Mesopotamia which date from the 23rd century BC, and despite the great skill in glassmaking techniques practiced by the Egyptians and Syrian; the technique of blowing glass into light and strong vess...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1352915 (stock #3202)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Large and heavy Sasanian Recumbent Pitted Stone Lion, ca. 5th - 6th Century CE. Stylized lion lying on one side with tail between legs. Pleasing smile with flared nostrils. Note Some repair and Head is Contemporary reconstruction, left ear broken. Fissure encircling neck probably due to reconstruction. 10" high x 17" wide x 12" deep. Heleanor Feltham writes in her paper "Lions, Silks and Silver, The Influence of Sasanian Persia," The Sasanian Empire (224–637 CE) was founded by Ardarshir I, who...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390961 (stock #3286)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Sumerian Stone Head of a Lion, Seal, Stamp, Late Uruk / Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. In profile, with pursed mouth, whiskers, hollow eye, and pricked ears. 1 1/8" x 1 1/8" x 1/4", on stand 3 3/4" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Sumer is the earliest known civilization in the historical region of southern Mesopotamia, modern-day southern Iraq, during the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze ages, and arguably one of the first civilizations in the world along ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1390956 (stock #3285)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Roman Bronze Mask, Head of a Lion, Door Knocker, with Ring in mouth, ca. 2nd Century CE. Curly mane with almond eyes. Whiskers protrude from nose. 4 1/4" diameter. On custom stand 8 1/4" high. Fissure as seen in images, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1184326 (stock #1906)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,500.00
Domed shaped bridged vessel with polychromed Prolific Deity consuming victim. Female head with long tresses extending from shoulder to body of vessel, claw-like hands encircled with a hem of Pretty Ladies, painted in reddish brown, plum, tan, cream and black. Minor mineral deposits and a few chips on base, otherwise intact. 7" high. Circa 400 - 600 C.E., Ex. Estate of Kate Kemper, London, Switzerland. Curiously, depictions of women are absent in Nasca art until Phase 5 when they suddenly become ...
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 : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1153674 (stock #1818)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Tularosa Reserve black on White Prehistoric American Indian ladle or dipper, ca. 1100 CE. Ex. Margaret Cross collection. Found in 1950. Painted in Anasazi mineral paint tradition. 10 1/2" long, intact and in excellent condition with some wear due to age and use.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298156 (stock #3105)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$490.00
Egyptian Glass Pendant with 18K Gold Contemporary Setting, Egyptian Glass ca. 1st Century BCE - 1st Century CE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 2" x 1 1/2". In Egypt, the first glass we know of, as a component of faience ware, dates from as far back as the Neolithic Badarian culture at the turn of the 5th and 4th millennia BC. Glass is produced from a mixture of silica-sand, lime and soda, colored with the copper ore malachite and fused at a high temperature. In the oldest Egypti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1184504 (stock #1907)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Moche IV Pottery Portrait Vessel of God Ai Apaec as an owl, Peru, circa 400-500 CE. Ai Apaec is known as the Decapitator God. Buff and brown pigment, incised fangs protruding from mouth, animalistic (hare) figures for ears, large round eyes, few minor chips to paint. In excellent condition. 10 1/2" high. Ex: Lands Beyond, New York. Originally the supreme sky deity of the Moche people, Ai Apaec was ousted from his position by Inti, the Incan God of the Sun and his people absorbed into the Incan E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199565 (stock #2029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Late Chimu or Early Inca Double Bodied Whistling Vessel. Peru, ca. 1470 - 1540 CE. Bulbous bodies with squatting monkey adorning top on one side. Whimsical facial features but missing nose on monkey, and also small chip on spout. Otherwise in excellent condition. 6 1/2" high. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames during the firing and then buffing the surface to produce a dull sheen. Many of the pottery forms...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : 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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1392429 (stock #3313)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion, 18th Century. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". 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 exception.