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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199293 (stock #2017)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem, Roman Terracotta Skyphos decorated with palmette motif found in the Holy Land. Spherical body with wide mouth, hemitropic handles and flaring foot. Small portion of rim repaired from original piece, otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/4" high. Skyphos is a two handled deep wine cup on a low flanged base or none...
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 : 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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1184553 (stock #1912)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Jama Coaque Pottery Maskette, Ecuador, ca. 400 BCE - 500 CE. Maskette with white hollow eyes, pursed lips and protruding chin. Pierced ears and eyes with furrowed brow. On custom stand. Mask is 3 1/2" diameter. In excellent condition. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York. The Jama-Coaque communities were skilled in creating ceramic pottery items as well, which again showed that they were a very sophisticated tribe. The pottery recovered from the sites is on display at the Jama Municipal Museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1183790 (stock #1896)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Two Roman Bronze Actor's Mask Protome, circa 2nd - 3rd Century CE. One wearing the winged headdress of Mercury, inlaid eyes, long stands of hair with open mouth Retail $3,800. The other similarly rendered but missing the inlaid eyes and winged headdress $3,500, both in excellent condition, 4" on custom lucite stands. Ex: Bonham's, London.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1335870 (stock #3160)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$375.00
Sarreguemines Majolica Jolly Fellow Face Jug / Pitcher, France / Germany 1890 - 1920. Rare Majolica of the Sarreguemines Earthen Ware Factory. In excellent condition, 8 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide x 6 3/4" 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1298187 (stock #3109)
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 : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1394344 (stock #3322)
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: Archaeological Center, Tel Aviv. 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 : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1391519 (stock #3296)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Near East, Islamic, Stone Head of a Lion, ca. 1100 - 1200 CE. Pleasing face with protruding tongue. 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3", on custom stand 3 1/2" high. In excellent condition. 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 were used by various rulers as symbols of Royal authority, much as they were in Europe.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1223357 (stock #3002)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Ancient Silver Tetrobol of Akanthos, Greek, Classical Period, ca. 430 - 390 BCE. Mint: Akanthos, Macedonia. Diameter: 15 mm, weight: 3.38 gm silver. 13.8 gr. 18K Contemporary Gold. Catalogue: Brett, Greek Coins (MFA) Obverse: Forepart of a bull, kneeling to left on foreleg, head 3/4 view, border of dots> Inscription in Greek, above is A = Alpha, Reverse: Forepart square incuse with smooth surfaces. Akanthos was founded by 7th century BCE (the archaeology suggests 655 BCE) by colonists from Andro...
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 : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1195846 (stock #1983)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Miniature Ivory okimono of Fukurokuju, Japanese god of happiness, wealth, and longevity from the Edo Period, circa 1860s. Pleasing facial features, elongated forehead, long whiskers, and shortened legs. 1 3/4" high. Fukurokuju is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese mythology. It has been theorized that he is a Japanese assimilation of the Chinese Three Star Gods (Fulushou) embodied in one deity. Most related in appearance to the Chinese star god Shou, he is the God of wisdom and longevity. ...
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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1277147 (stock #3084)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$400.00
Early 20th Century Shipibo Pottery Olla, Peru. Polychrome in pigments of brown, cream, rust, and red. 2" High x 4 3/4" Diameter. Repair to rim and some wear due to age and use, but in excellent condition. Ex: Ex: Helena & Ladislas Segy collection (Segy Gallery New York, 1950 - 1988) acquired 1950s - 1980s. The Shipibo-Conibo live in the 21st century while keeping one foot in the past, spanning millennia in the Amazonian rainforest. Many of their traditions are still practiced, such as ayahuasca ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1153644 (stock #1815)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Nayarit Chinesco Pottery Figure of a Squatting Female (Type D), Mexico, Protoclassic (100 BCE - 250 CE) Wearing elaborate jewelry and painted in cream and orange. In excellent condition, 7" high. (For example see Sotheby's NY, 15 May 2009, African Oceanic & Pre-Columbian Art, lot 105, Sold for $6,875.)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1196176 (stock #1991)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Line painted Early Bronze Age I spouted vessel with side flanges. Ovid body with tapering small flat base and raised rounded rim. Circa 3100 - 1850 B.C.E. Found in the Holy Land. 8 3/4" high. Some wear due to age, but in very good condition. Ex: Tarshish Gallery, Israel. 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 e...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1192203 (stock #1971)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,700.00
Early 20th Century decorative handmade brass and silver box from Damascus to hold Quran, ca. 1900 CE. This city thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. 10" x 12" x 8". Muslims believe that the Quran was verbally revealed from God to Muhammad through the angel Gabriel (Jibril), gradually over a period of approximately 23 years, beginning on 22 December 609 CE, when Muhammad was 40, and concluding in 632 CE, the year of his death. Muslim tradition mention several compani...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1195867 (stock #1986)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
A 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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1393193 (stock #3318)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Head of Astarte / Goddess, ca. 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 1 1/2" x 1" x 1", On custom stand 2 3/4" high. Ex: Ariadne Galleries, New York. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart, who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan, for example, in mythological texts from the Late Bronze Age (c. 1550–1200 B.C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : 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 : 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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1186910 (stock #1929)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$16,000.00
Monumental Chancay Pottery Vessel of a Hunter and Monkey, Peru, ca. 1100 - 1400 CE. The hunter with pear-shaped body painted in black and cream with patterned tunic. The face marked by tattoos and wearing single pendent earing. Sun Disk ornament for headdress with a small monkey perched on the right shoulder. In excellent condition. 21 1/2" high x 15" diameter. Ex: Sotheby's New York. Ceramics are also a very common feature of the Chancay culture. This pottery has been found mainly in the cemete...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298288 (stock #3112)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$455.00
Roman Glass Pendant with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1 1/4" x 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 v...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206460 (stock #2058)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. Pigments of red, blue, brown and cream, and repeating geometric patterns. Some wear and fading due to age and use, but otherwise in good condition for a textile of this period. Attached to silk backing. 22" H x 21" W. The Nazca are also known for their technically complex textiles. The textiles were most likely woven by women at habitation sites from spun cotton and wool. The textiles would have been made using a backstrap loom. This ...
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 : Pre AD 1000 item #1002412 (stock #1647)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Maya Polychrome Cylinder depicting two Chiefs, ca. 600 - 900 CE, from El Salvador - Honduras border. Two standing chiefs wearing elaborate feathered headdress. Upper glyph band with stylized profile heads. 5" high, intact and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350858 (stock #3181)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Miniature Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Open air with terracotta wheels and incised decoration on chariot. Intact and in excellent condition. 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 conventional Egypti...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1800 item #1174688 (stock #1831)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
18th Century Continental Oak Trunk or Chest. Flemish tapestry of village landscape with hinged panel door, wrought iron handles, nail head studded ledges. Europe, ca. 1780. Wear consistant with age of 18th Century furniture, and in good condition, 28 1/4" x 35" x 19". Estate of Ambassador and Mrs. William H.G. Fitzgerald, Washing DC, by descent from Ignaz Petschek and Nikodem Caro, Austro-Hungarian Empire. According to VisitFlanders.co.uk, by the 16th century, Flanders had become the center of E...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1189006 (stock #1937)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Qing Dynasty tapered Noodle Cabinet, circa 1880, with two inner shelves, two inner drawers, and a hidden compartment for bottom. Beautiful finish and in excellent condition. 77.5" high x 38" x 22". According to the Silk Road Collection, the history of crafting and using Chinese furniture began during the first millennium AD when some Chinese decided they would be more comfortable sitting on chairs instead of squatting on the floor. Before this time, the Chinese usually conducted their lives and ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391461 (stock #3293)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", on stand 2 1/2" high. 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 depictions of human cultural ceremonies...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1394400 (stock #3327)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Western Asiatic Roaring Panther, reddish stone with white stone inlay, ca. 3rd - 2nd millennium BCE. 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" Standing on all fours with pricked ears and open mouth. Chip on right haunch and wear due to age and use. Otherwise in very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Cf. Pierre-Berge & Associates, Nov. 30, 2012, Lot 445. West Asian art goes back to the earliest presence of people in West Asia, in the form of little stone or clay fertility figurines. Around 9000 B...
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 : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1182739 (stock #1872)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Chimu Inca Pottery Effigy figure holding a spondylus shell and wearing a botanical headdress. Peru, ca 1200 - 1500 CE. His face in a wide grin, hands clasped in front. Deeply incised facial features, hair, and clothing, h. 9" with custom stand. 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 were adapted from the Moche cult...