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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1394346 (stock #3323)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Luristan Bronze Chariot Grouping, ca 7th Century BCE. 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3/4", on custom stand height is 2 1/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Luristan bronzes are small cast objects decorated with bronze sculptures from the Early Iron Age which have been found in large numbers in Lorestān Province and Kermanshah in western Iran.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351211 (stock #3188)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5" x 3" diameter. Some chips due to age and wear, 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 : 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 : 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.
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388953 (stock #3263)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Miniature Roman Bronze Reclining Lion, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. With two loops, lion has pleasing smile and curly mane. In excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 2" x 1/2", on stand height is 1 3/4" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem.
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1392046 (stock #3306)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Roman Bronze Forepart of a Leaping Lion, ca. 63 BCE - 330 CE. 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 2 1/2", on stand 2 3/4" high. Loss as seen in images, but otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cultural depictions of lions are known in European, African and Asian countries. The lion has been an important symbol to humans for tens of thousands of years. The earliest graphic representations feature lions as organized hunters with great strength, strategies, and skills. In later depict...
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388952 (stock #3262)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,300.00
Rare Miniature Roman Winged Griffin, ca. 1st Century CE. Upper part of a handle. Beautiful casting with black patina. In excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2", on custom stand height is 2 3/4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1199248 (stock #2014)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$75.00
Roman Bronze Key, circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. found in the Holy land. 1/2" high x 1" diameter. Encrustation, but in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The most abundant items of Roman security hardware seem to be keys and lock bolts. Keys were used mainly for doors, chests, boxes, caskets, cupboards and padlocks. Less often they were used for ceremonial or decorative purposes, such as matron keys, jewelry items and votive offerings. It is alleged that some ring keys were worn...
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 : 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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152942 (stock #1781)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I Canaanite Mini Twin Juglet Pottery, Canaanite ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. With single handle pierced for hanging. Wonderful basket weave painting. Intact with some wear due to age and use. 2 3/4" x 4" X 2 1/4" and in excellent condition. 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, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391460 (stock #3292)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Roman Bronze Head of a Young Lion, attachment, protome, 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Finely incised with pleasing face and long fangs. In excellent condition, 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 2", on stand height is 3". 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 I...
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 : 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 : 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. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes and curly mane. Standing with feet on base. In excellent condition. 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks. The Seljuk Empire controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to western Anatolia and the Levant, and from ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Byzantine : Pre AD 1000 item #1153355 (stock #1810)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Byzantine Pottery Oil Lamp, ca. 360-640 CE. Splendid coiled body with elongated spout and slender neck with loop handle. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" in height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1298563 (stock #3124)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Antique Handmade Yemenite Silver Jewish Wedding Jewelry / Necklace, Early 20th Century. In excellent condition, length is 24" and width is 3" at widest point. During a Yemenite Jewish wedding, the bride was bedecked with jewelry and wore a traditional wedding costume, including an elaborate headdress decorated with flowers and rue leaves, which were believed to ward off evil. Gold threads were woven into the fabric of her clothing. Songs were sung as part of a seven-day wedding celebration, with...
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152180 (stock #1769)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Middle Bronze Age II Carinated Pottery Bowl, ca. 2100 - 1550 BCE. Buff in color with wide mouth and small footed base. 4 1/4 inches high and in very good condition with small chip on rim and foot as shown. Found in Israel. 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 prestige though warfare, t...
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 : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1153343 (stock #1804)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
Hellenistic Pottery Oil Lamp, ca. 2nd Century CE. Lovely design. The body of the lamp is divided into quarters by linear patterns from the fill hole to the shoulder. Within each section are floral designs. Design extending from fill hole to nozzle. 3 7/8" in length and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1205395 (stock #2055)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,200.00
Monumental Eastern Roman Empire Mottled Gray Marble Funerary Statue of Cybele, goddess of Nature & Fertility flanked by set of lions. Two line Greek inscription on front base. circa 3rd Century CE. Under the emperor Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE,) Cybele enjoyed great prominence thanks to her inclusion in Augustan ideology. Augustus restored Cybele's temple, which was located next to his own palace on the Palatine Hill. 21" high on custom stand. In excellent condition and very heavy marble! Ex: Bonha...
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 : 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. 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 B...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393180 (stock #3315)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4". Some restoration to front left leg, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394394 (stock #3326)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Astarte / Goddess Bowl, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" diameter. Professional repair to foot. Some chips due to age and wear, 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. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1221594 (stock #2095)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,250.00
Iron Age II Pottery Tripod Bowl found in the Holy Land. Circa 800 - 586 BCE. Geometric patterns painted in brown on body of vessel. 3 3/4" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Teddy Kollek collection, First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. According to Boston University, Early in Iron II, major sites (Megiddo, Hazor, and Gezer) show extensive construction on what appears to be similar plans. Other facilities are added in the next century expanding the types of "monumental" structures. Perhaps the mos...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1182440 (stock #1861)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,000.00
This large wheel thrown storage jar from Susa, Southwestern Iran, ca. 3rd millennium BCE, has a buff spherical body with a short neck and a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with two spread wing eagles facing left and two smaller birds in profile. The remainder of the body is ornamented with wavy lines. 14 1/2" high x 14 1/2" diameter. This particular eagle design has been found on numerous vessels excavated in Susa and nearby sites between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Some minor chips to ridge and so...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393191 (stock #3317)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Head of Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 2" x 1" x 1 1/2", On custom stand 5 3/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1223851 (stock #3015)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$275.00
Roman Green Glass Cosmetic Jar #RGC01, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in Bethlehem, with wide mouth with earthen encrustation and nice patina. 3" high with small professional repair to hairline crack, otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Arieh Klein LTD, Jerusalem. 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 glassma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351269 (stock #3192)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 4" x 1 1/2" x 3 1/4". Some repair as seen in images, but otherwise in very good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd Jerusalem. “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 : 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 : 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 : 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. A distinct Muslim style in pottery was not firmly established until the 9th century in Iraq (formerly Mesopotamia), Syria and Persi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388841 (stock #3255)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Roman Bronze Protome of a Head of a Lion, ca. 1st - 2nd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. 2 1/2" x 2" x 2". On custom stand 4 1/2" high. In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida.
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 : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1352915 (stock #3202)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
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 : Holy Land : Pre 1800 item #1388067 (stock #3234)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
18th Century Copper engraving of Ancient Jerusalem. Previously owned and autographed in English and Hebrew by Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Map is 16" x 20", frame is 24" x 28". In excellent condition. Theodor "Teddy" Kollek, May 1911 – 2 January 2007, was an Israeli politician who served as the mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993, and founder of the Jerusalem Foundation. Kollek was re-elected five times, in 1969, 1973, 1978, 1983 and 1989. After reluctantly running for a se...
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 : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1200484 (stock #2034)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$250.00
SOLD SEPARATELY $250 EACH: Two Egyptian Coptic Textile Fragments, ca. 4th Century CE. Framed and in very good condition as seen in photo. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Established by Saint Mark the Evangelist. The spread of Christianity encountered opposition in Egypt from Gnosticism and the cult of Serapis. It spread slowly to other parts of Egypt. The need arose to provide the converts with scriptures. This led to the emergence of Coptic, the Ancient Egyptian language written using Greek le...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1389451 (stock #3271)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Luristan Bronze Finial of a Lion, ca. 1200 - 800 BCE. With curly mane and loop on back of neck. In excellent condition, 1" x 1 1/4" x 1/4", on custom lucite stand height is 1 1/2". Luristan bronzes are small cast objects decorated with bronze sculptures from the Early Iron Age which have been found in large numbers in Lorestān Province and Kermanshah in western Iran. They include a great number of ornaments, tools, weapons, horse-fittings and a smaller number of vessels including situlae, and t...
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. The ...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223627 (stock #3006)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$625.00
Cypriot, Cypro-Archaic I Trefoil Zoomorphic Oinochoe, ca. 750 - 600 BCE. Small wine jug with ring around neck and circular eyes painted on either side of trefoil mouth. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 3/4" high. According to the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, a stele found at Kition reports the submission of the Cypriot kings to Assyria in 709 B.C. Under Assyrian domination, the kingdoms of Cyprus flourished and Cypriot kings enjoyed some independence as long as they regularly paid trib...
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389436 (stock #3268)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Etruscan Bronze Lion Head Protome, ca. 6th Century BCE. The lion head with open jaw and protruding tongue, curly mane, recessed ears. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", on custom stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection. The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, south of the Arno river, western Umbria and northern and central Lazio. As distinguished by its unique ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1195867 (stock #1986)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$675.00
A Roman green glass double balsamarium with applied handles reaching from shoulder to rim and beautiful patina. Roman ca. 2nd - 3rd century C.E. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 4 3/4" 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 sites...
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. In contrast surviving Islamic metalwork consists of practical objects mostly in bras...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1390961 (stock #3286)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
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 : Pre 1900 item #1334136 (stock #3154)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Ottoman Empire Silver Alloy Belt Buckle with Double Headed Eagle motif. Bulgaria, Late 19th / Early 20th Century. In excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide. According to sircasaray.org, such old belt buckles may be seen especially in the paintings of a Dutch painter, Von-Mour, He painted those in Istanbul and collected them in a book titled "The Album of Ottoman Clothes" in which the belt buckles were striking. The main characteristic of the Turkish belt buckle is its style. Additionall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1206297 (stock #2056)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Ancient Persian Sgraffiato Sancai Bowl from Medieval Nishapur Iran (9th - 10th Century CE) the richest oasis and chief city of the eastern province of Khorasan, situated along the Silk Road. In colors of green, brown and cream with geometric and floral patterns. Professionally repaired from original pieces this magnificent bowl now in excellent condition. 12 1/4" diameter. Ex: Hadji Baba, London. Cf. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Islamic World, 1987, fig. 12 p. 24.ISBN 0-87099-461-1
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207357 (stock #2069)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Small Daunian Pottery High Handle Juglet, Greeks in Southern Italy, circa 350 BCE. With several brown encircling bands, wide mouth and shepherds staff handle. Comb motif 4" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Published: Ceramiques Antiques de Grece et d-Italie dans le patrimoine liegeois, exhibition catalogue, Liege, 1987, p. 91, no. 128; and De Warande, Grieks & Italisch Aardewerk, Turn, 1986, p. 122, coll. 251. Daunian pottery is a genus of Dauni ceramic p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183827 (stock #1899)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Campanian Teano Ware Kernos with four cups used to hold multiple offerings. Flaring rims set on deep, ridged circular base, Simple decoration of incised lines around bowls and wall of base, rows of dots above and below lips, circa 290 B.C.E., 4" high, pigment faded from aging but in excellent condition. In the typology of ancient Greek pottery, the kernos is a pottery ring or stone tray to which are attached several small vessels for holding offerings. Its unusual design is described in literary...