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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1390607 (stock #3281)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Mesopotamian / Babylonian Pottery Tablet, Plaque, of a Lioness, ca. 1900 BCE. Lioness standing on all fours. Pleasing facial features. Fingerprints of artist visible on reverse side of tablet. Intact and in excellent condition. 3" x 4 1/2" x 1/2". On custom stand 4 1/2" high. Mesopotamia is a historical region in Western Asia situated within the Tigris–Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq, Kuwait, parts of Northern Saudi Arabia, the eastern parts of Syr...
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 : 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. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Grea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367726 (stock #3217)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$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 : 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 : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152955 (stock #1787)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Extemely Large Roman Oil Lamp with Geometric Design, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Mold made with ring base and flat elongated knob handle. Soot on nozzle. Circles and other geometric design around shoulders. Pattern repeated on discus. Volutes flanking nozzle. This is an extremely lovely and large lamp. 5 1/2" in length and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298287 (stock #3111)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$350.00
Roman Glass Pendant with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" diameter. 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 vesse...
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. A surviving letter on a clay tablet records that when a lion entered a house in the provinces, it had to b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre 1492 item #1199565 (stock #2029)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
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 : 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. Although they are typically referred to as "cow bells", due to their extensive use with cattle, the bells are used on a wide va...
All Items : Fine Art : Mixed Media : Two Dimensional : Contemporary item #1294743 (stock #3100)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,250.00
Jonathan Kis-Lev, Jerusalem of Gold with Bright Green Trees, 2011, Giclee / Mixed Media, ed 2/25. 31 1/2" x 60". Kis-Lev was born in 1985 to Russian Jewish immigrant parents and spent his childhood years in a small village on the outskirts of Jerusalem. As a young boy Kis-Lev began private lessons in watercolors and oils tutored by a Russian painter. As a teenager, Kis-Lev continued his art studies at Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts. At the age of sixteen, Kis-Lev was granted a full schola...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1256494 (stock #3066)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$35.00
SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $35 EACH: Two Early 20th Century Wooden Moon Cake Molds. Each with unique carved decoration used for small cakes. One at 9" x 3 1/2". One at 9 1/2" x 2 1/2". EACH SOLD SEPARATELY FOR $35 each.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1209492 (stock #2076)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,000.00
Persian Avian Pottery Juglet, Circa 3rd Millennium BCE, in globular form with neck of juglet in shape of a bird' s head. Bulbous eyes, opened beak, some earthen encrustation due to age but intact and in excellent condition. 8 1/4" High. Ex: Barakat Gallery, CA.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1800 item #1174688 (stock #1831)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$990.00
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: A. Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high. Guan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin) is the Chinese name of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy. His full name is Guanshiyin which means "Observing the sounds (or cries) of the world." He represents mercy and compassion and is...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1920 item #1202554 (stock #2047)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$175.00
Mexican Wooden "Day of the Dead" Mask, Guerrero Mexico, Early 20th Century, 15 1/2" high. Human form of male with curly hair and beard. Large eyes, sharp nose, white teeth and mouth pursed in expression of fright. Some loss due to age and wear but in great condition. Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1199423 (stock #2020)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Victorian Cast Iron Articulated Lion Head from England, Circa 1850 C.E. with remains of pigment and wonderful patina. Curly mane and long fangs. Hinged at the jars for articulation and on custom stand. Mask is 13" high. In excellent condition.Ex: Windsor Antiques, New York. According to Maya Muratov of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, articulation can be traced back to the ancient Greeks. Among the numerous types of Greek terracotta figurines, one group stands out. These are figurines with jointe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1388377 (stock #3242)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age II Israelite Pottery Wine Amphora, ca. 800 BCE. Found in a Hebron Cave. Burnished with reddish and black pigment. Some repair to mouth with wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9". An Amphora is a type of container of a characteristic shape and size, descending from at least as early as the Neolithic Period. Amphorae were used in vast numbers for the transport and storage of various products, both liquid and dry, but m...