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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...
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...
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...
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 : 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...
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 : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1208503 (stock #2071)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Two Bamiyan Ceramic Bowls, $1,200 EACH, and One Bamiyan Ceramic Saucer $800, (Ancient Afghanistan circa 12th - 13th Century CE.) All approximately 6" diameter, some wear and small chips due to age but in very good condition. Ex: A. Rosen collection, New York. Many statues of Buddha were carved into the sides of cliffs facing Bamyan city...
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1389452 (stock #3272)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Miniature Islamic Stone Lion, used for weight measurement. ca. 1100 - 1300 CE. Curly mane with wide expressive eyes. Geometric design on bottom...
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 : 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 : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1187211 (stock #1934)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Mameluke Stucco Fragment Head of a Lion, 13th Century. 2 1/4" high. Some pigment remains around mouth. Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. The Mameluke Period (1250-1517 CE) In 1260 the Mameluke rulers of Egypt conquered Palestine and became the new masters of Jerusalem. While Mameluke Jerusalem bore prime religious importance, politically it was insignificant. The Mamelukes were soldiers who had been brought to Egypt as property of the ruler from the Central Asian steppes. Since they had been brought i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1388947 (stock #3259)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Islamic Bronze Stylized Body of a Lion, 1100 - 1200 CE. From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of a unified Jerusalem. Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition. 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/4". On custom lucite stand height is 3 3/4". Theodor "Teddy" Kollek 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1392426 (stock #3311)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Head of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes, pricked ears, long whiskers. In excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 1" x 1 1/4", on custom stand 3 1/4" high. 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, an...
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 1492 item #1391517 (stock #3295)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Near East, Islamic, Stone Foreparts of a Leaping Lion, ca. 1100 - 1200 CE. Pleasing face with protruding tongue. In action as if attacking prey. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", on custom stand 4" high. In excellent condition. Back is lopped, fragment as seen in images. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. According to Syrian Cultural Tourism, the lion has long been a symbol of Islamic Healdry. The Aleppo citadel has a twin lion on either side of the door. Lions were long venerated in the Near East and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1392414 (stock #3309)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Islamic Bronze Head of a Lion, ca. 12th - 13th Century, 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 3/4", on custom stand 3 3/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a large part in the decorative arts and mythologies of many cultures and Islam is no except...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411867 (stock #3339)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Luristan Bronze Bull head on iron rod, custom stand, 8th - 7th Century BCE. Head 1 1/2" high x 1" x 1", on stand 5" high. In excellent condition. Ex: Bruce Rhodes collection. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192014 (stock #1967)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Chalcolithic Pottery Vessels, ca. 4400 - 3300 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. One a reddish pottery amphora at 4" high and one buff pottery flanged vessel at 3 3/4" high. Both intact and in excellent condition. The discovery of the metal in the Chalcolithic Age resulted in the development of trade between the local or remote civilizations, and they established a well network of trading centers where they had exchanged commodities. This caused the invention and development of wr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393189 (stock #3316)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,100.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3". Note that arms are not broken but stylized. 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 J...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411878 (stock #3343)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Roman Bronze Bull Head on 3 Rings, on custom stand, 3rd - 4th Century CE. 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/4", on stand 4 1/4" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. In excellent condition. Bronze statues come to life differently than marble statues. Instead of carving a block or marble, the bronze artist uses the lost-wax technique to make a series of molds, and then pours melted bronze into the final mold to create the sculpture. This method has been around since 4500 BCE.
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 : 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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388496 (stock #3250)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Early Bronze Age Figure of a Lion, ca. 3150 - 2250 BCE, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition. On Custom stand 2 1/4" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. Bronze figure is 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Bumpy bronze with hole in right front paw to fit custom stand.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1026608 (stock #1656)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Sold separately: Two Early Bronze Age I potter Bowls, ca. 3100 - 2100 BCE. Found in the Holy Land. Largest is 6" diameter and smaller is 5 1/4" diameter. Both have earthen encrustation and lug handles. Both in very good condition while smaller has small chips to rim. 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...
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 : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1182726 (stock #1870)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Roman Bronze Gladiators Dagger Hilt, 1st - 2nd Century CE. (Two Parts Not Belonging) Ancient pastiche of Gladiator's bronze dagger topped with icon blade. Eagle and a duck's head motif. Iron blade of sword is rusted and pitted but in tact. Eagle hilt in excellent condition. 15 1/2 inches high with custom stand. Ex: For example of Eagle / Duck chariot fitting see Christie's South Kensington, November 06, 2002, Sale 9482, Lot 107.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1209628 (stock #2080)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,550.00
Persian hand painted pottery tripod, Iron Age III 800 - 586 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Geometric patterns encircle vessel, some loss due to age and wear. 4 3/4" high. One foot repaired from original piece. Otherwise in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1199554 (stock #2027)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Sold as a pair $750 or individual $400, Neolithic Stone Axe Heads, ca. 4000 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Each stone is approximately 1 1/2" high x 3 3/4" long x 3/4" deep. Ex: W. Lebenstein collection, Jerusalem. The polished Neolithic stone axe, a heavy implement, was in sharp contrast to the delicate small-rock work of the last stages of the Paleolithic Period and was a reversal of the traditions of products that had yielded ever more lineal feet of cutting edge per pound of stone. The axe and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1129936 (stock #1754)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Etruscan Miniature Bronze of a Recumbent Lion, ca 6th - 5th Century BCE. On all fours with front paws outstretched. With pleasing facial features, almond eyes and incised fur, mane, and tail. In excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York. 1 1/2" high x 2 1/2" long. On stand 2" high. Cf. Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg collection, image 105, page 126. According to Mark Cartwright at Ancient History Encyclopedia, the Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the 8th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1300954 (stock #3138)
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 ½” diameter. Displayed on custom stand height is 8 ½”. 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 Per...
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 : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350722 (stock #3173)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a tall domed chariot. Incised decoration on chariot. Professional repair with some restoration. 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 3 1/2". With contemporary lucite wheels. Ex: Christie's London, 1972. 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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411880 (stock #3345)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Iron Age Bronze Miniature Bull, on custom stand, ca 900 BCE. 1 3/4", 1 1/4" x 1/2", on stand 2 1/2" high. Ex: B. Rhodes collection. In excellent condition. The Iron Age is the final epoch of the three-age division of the prehistory and protohistory of humanity. It was preceded by the Stone Age (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic) and the Bronze Age. The concept has been mostly applied to Europe and the Ancient Near East, and, by analogy, also to other parts of the Old World. Th...
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 : 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...