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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1388828 (stock #3253)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,000.00
Assyrian Stone Crouching Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Finely carved with ears flat and showing fangs. Loss of front feet, but otherwise in excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 3" x 3/4". Ex: Christie's NY. It seems that 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...
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”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1183839 (stock #1901)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Mathura Red Sandstone Head of a Man, India, Kushan Period, ca. 1st - 3rd Century. Very finely modeled with ovoid face and gently rounded chin. Sharpened nose and pursed lips. 4" high x 4" wide x 4" deep. On stand height is 7". In excellent condition. Artifact is lobed / flat on back of head. Mathura has an ancient history. According to the Archeological Survey of India plaque at the Mathura Museum, the city is mentioned in the oldest Indian epic, the Ramayana...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388944 (stock #3258)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Roman Bronze Iconic Style Capital with Lion Head motif, ca. 1st - 2nd Century. Shipwreck artifact with patina from the sea. 1 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 2 1/4". On custom lucite stand height is 7". In excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The Ionic order forms one of the three classical orders of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the Doric and the Corinthian...
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...
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 : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223633 (stock #3007)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Rare Early Bronze Age I miniature Twin Juglet, Canaanite, ca. 3100 - 2900 BCE. Stirrup loop and wonderful encrustation due to age, intact and in excellent condition. 2 1/2" high x 4 1/2" long x 3" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The Early Bronze Age I is marked by rural proto-urban (unwalled) cities. The EB I is continuous with the Chalcolithic, especially in the north. Houses are mostly either: apsidal, with a curve at one end; ellipsoidal, with both ends curving; or, occasionally, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1390967 (stock #3288)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,750.00
Elamite Bronze Ax Head, ca. 3rd / Early 2nd Millennium BCE. Cylindrical shaft with recumbent lion asleep on handle. 3 1/2' x 4 1/2" x 1". 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 owner. Certain types almost never show traces of wear; deposits of unshafted ax bl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1183827 (stock #1899)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
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...
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 : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388488 (stock #3247)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Roman Bronze Hydria Handle with three Lion's Head. Lion Head in center flanked by foreparts of two lions. Palmette on bottom of handle. In excellent condition. On custom stand handle is 6 1/2". Handle is 4 1/2" x 3" x 2". A hydria is a type of water-carrying vessel in the metalwork and pottery of Ancient Greece. The hydria has three handles. Two horizontal handles on either side of the body of the pot were used for lifting and carrying the pot.
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 : Ancient World : Holy Land : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1351288 (stock #3194)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Exquisite Canaanite Terracotta Idol of a Sacrificial Ram, ca. 1400 BCE. 3" x 1 3/4" x 4 1/2". Intact and in excellent condition. Very old collection label with "Caaninite" misspelled. Ex: Christie's New York. Probable used for a Cultic ritual ceremony involving the sacrifice of a ram. Artifact is contemporaneous with sacrifice of a ram by Abraham in lieu of his son Isaac (Genesis 22) No single geographical definition for the land of Canaan exists in the Bible (Num. 34:2–12; Ezek. 47:13–20; 4...
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. Durga is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1394341 (stock #3319)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Byzantine Terracotta Juglet, Figure of a Bull / Zoomorphic. ca. 500 - 800 CE. 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2 1/4". Rare, and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. The Byzantine Empire was the continuation of the Roman Empire in its eastern provinces during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, when its capital city was Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul, which had been founded as Byzantium). It survived the fragmentation and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century AD and c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1900 item #1196367 (stock #1996)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
Picturesque America; The Land We Live In. Vol. I,II, Edited by William Cullen Bryant. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Artists engravings include Granville Perkins, Thomas Moran, William Hart, and Harry Fenn just to name a few. Volumes are 13" x 10 1/2" x 2 1/2". Shown is one engraving example. In very good condition. Picturesque America was a two-volume set of books describing and illustrating the scenery of America, published by D. Appleton and Company of New York in 1872 and 1874 and ...