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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1198280 (stock #2004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
Two Roman Bone Handles incised with geometric patterns originally from functional utensils. Circa 2nd - 3rd Century C.E. Each approximately 5" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Israel.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1294730 (stock #3099)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,600.00
Iron Age II, Kingdom of Judah, Bronze Dagger, Israel 8th - 6th Century BCE. Bronze dagger is 1 1/8" high x 8 1/4" long x 1/8" deep with contemporary lucite handle and in custom olive wood case. Ex: Arieh Klein collection, Jerusalem. According to the Penn Museum, in Iron Age II, nation-states arose in the southern Levant. Territory and nationality joined family and town as sources of identity...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1223638 (stock #3008)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,800.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Rare Middle Bronze Age I Twin Jug, Canaanite, ca. 1950 BCE. Bridged and intact with encrustation due to age, incised with puncture design around both necks. In excellent condition. 4" high x 9 1/2" long x 4 3/4" deep. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1192206 (stock #1972)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,300.00
Olmec Pottery Figure, possible ballplayer, wearing a loincloth. Mexico, ca. 1200 - 900 BCE. standing figure in meditative posture with arms held loosely at side. Well-rounded legs curving into slightly arched feet, head tilted downward, wearing loincloth, headband, hat, and earrings. Intact and in excellent condition. On custom stand. Figure 5" high. Ex: The Lands Beyond, New York...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1240289 (stock #3051)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,500.00
Colima Pottery Standing Musician, Protoclassic, Mexico, ca. 100 BCE - 250 CE. Stocky female deeply bent legs and playing drum with an antler. Face in trance like expression. Lips parted and eyes closed. Wearing a loincloth with flaps at back. Closely shorn coiffure with ears projecting at side. Painted overall in reddish brown, with spout at back of head. 12 1/2" high and in excellent condition. Ex: Sotheby's New York.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1223837 (stock #3012)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,500.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a god, Canaan ca. 2100 - 1550 BCE. Strong facial features with deep set eyes and long beard. Depicted in the nude with pronounced nipples, arms raised forward and small rounded feet. 3 3/4" high. In excellent condition. Ex: Sasson Ancient Art, Jerusalem...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206462 (stock #2059)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Ancient Nazca Textile Camelid, Wool Tunic, Peru circa 100 - 700 CE. With zoomorphic motif and dangling tassle. In excellent condition. 33" H x 25 1/2" 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 is similar to the way textiles are made in the region today...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1199094 (stock #2013)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Hellenistic pottery oil lamp of the Head of Silenus, or Silenos, circa 1st Century BCE to 1st Century CE, found in the Holy Land. Silenus with wide smile and curly beard. Loop handle missing but in very good condition. 3 1/2 in length...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1004594 (stock #1654)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,400.00
Biblical Bronze Swords from the Holy Land. #1 Canaanite, Middle Bronze Age, Time of the Patriarchs ca. 2150 - 1550 BCE, 16 1/4" L. #2 Late Bronze Age, Time of Moses ca. 1550 - 1200 BCE, 18" L. #3 Iron Age II, Time of King David ca. 930 - 556 BCE, 15 3/4"L. All on custom stand and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1492 item #1101247 (stock #1716)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Monumental Chimu Pottery Blackware Shaman Vessel, Peru, ca. 1000 - 1200 C.E. 14 1/2" high and on custom lucite stand. Depicting Shaman in drug induced state. Squinted eyes and wide grin with wrinkle lines on eyes and both cheeks. Wearing feather textured poncho. Funnel spout on top. In excellent condition. Ex: Dr. Angarita collection, Chicago. Acquired in the early 1980s. The Chimu people (900-1450 CE) of Peru produced distinctive blackware pottery. The vessels were created by smoldering flames ...
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 : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1189781 (stock #1947)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Ming Dynasty finely carved stone head of Guan Yin, China (1368 - 1644 CE) Guan Yin is the goddess of Mercy and Compassion. Rounded face, lovely almond eyes and elongated ears, curled lips, hair in chignon surmounted by conical headdress. Ex: Angela Lamm collection, New York. In excellent condition. 12" high
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152971 (stock #1794)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Phoenician Mask of a Lady, ca. 4th Century CE. Hollow with incised hair and hair ornaments. Small shapely nose. Eyes and eyebrows applied with black color. Small hole in top of head indicates that this piece was hung. From the collection of Teddy Kollek, first mayor of unified Jerusalem. Mr. Kollek signed his initials "TK" on interior of artifact. Found in the Holy Land. Intact and in excellent condition. 3 1/2" heighth x 2 1/2" width x 1 1/2" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1189119 (stock #1944)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$29,000.00
Gallo Roman Limestone Head possibly depicting Emperor Macrinus (164 - 218 CE). Found in Cologne or Trier (Treves.) Gallo Roman describes the Romanized culture of Gaul (present day France) under the rule of the Roman Empire. His beard neatly detailed, the hair sculpted neatly around face, large heavy lids, recessed irises, and thinly curved lips. Some pigment remaining. Obvious damage to nose but otherwise in excellent condition. 2nd Century C.E. Head is 12" high, on stand 18 3/4" high x 8 1/4" w...
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. The handles may be horizontal ear-shaped thumbholds that project from the rim (in both Corinthian and Athenian sh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1184901 (stock #1923)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Twisting Philosophers Stone, Red Lingbi rock, from Shandong Province China. With cavities formed by ancient Chinese river. Appreciated by Chinese connoisseurs for more than a thousand years for contemplation and meditation. On custom stand, 22" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pre AD 1000 item #1298297 (stock #3115)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Roman Glass Broach with 14K Gold Contemporary Setting, Roman Glass ca. 2nd – 4th Century, Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 7/8" x 1 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 ve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152967 (stock #1792)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Cypriot Terracotta Barrel Flask, ca. Iron Age III 800-586 BCE. Chip on rim, but virtually all original color and slip remains. A great deal of Cypriot pottery was found in Israel attesting to the large amount of trade between the two areas in antiquity. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: David Hacohen collection