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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152964 (stock #1791)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$500.00
Pottery Rattle, Hellenistic Period ca. 330 - 63 BCE, found in the Holy Land. Cylindral shape with flaring ends with pottery ball bearing inside for rattle. Traces of original design. 2 3/4" in height and on custom stand. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Coins : Pre AD 1000 item #1245964 (stock #3053)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
First Revolt Against Rome Bronze Coin 66 - 73 CE. Obverse: Chalice with Pearls on rim with Hebrew inscription "Redemption of Zion." Reverse: Lulav between two ethrogs with Hebrew inscription "Year Four."
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1223374 (stock #3004)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Egyptian Steatite Scarab, XII dynasty 1983 - 1778 BCE, set in 18K contemporary gold with leather choker and small bead of faience. Reverse is name of two Egyptian Pharaohs, Sesostris I and Sesostris III, Hyksos period. Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian myths the sun god, Ra rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153344 (stock #1805)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Hellenistic Oil Lamp with Inscription on Reverse, ca. 330-60 BCE. Sunburst floral pattern surrounding fill hole, shoulders, and body. Trench with horizontal lines leading to nozzle. Deeply carved. Ring base with inscription on reverse. 3 3/4" in length and in excellent condition. Beautifully preserved.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153350 (stock #1809)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
SOLD AS A GROUP: Six Roman Pottery Oil Lamps, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Found in the Holy Land, in various shapes and sizes. All intact and in good condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jaffa. The earliest known lamps were adapted from ordinary, plain pottery bowls filled with oil; the wick was simply placed in the oil and lit. Later on, a pinched rim was devised in order to ensure a steady, controlled supply of oil to the wick. In time, this pinched rim developed into a real spout...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153310 (stock #1802)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Roman Pottery Oil Lamp with Bull Motif, ca. 2nd Century CE. Beautifully crafted mold-made Roman oil lamp. Grape leaves and flowers on shoulders and nozzle. Flat knob handle and double ring base. Central motif is intricately carved standing zebu bull. A truly rare oil lamp. 3 /34" in length and in excellent condition. Found in the Holy Land. Ex: Barcay collection Jerusalem
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1152958 (stock #1789)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Bronze Zebu Bull on Footed Base, ca. 2nd-4th Century CE. Small votive statuette in the Classical style. Pointed horns. Strong humped back and standing on all fours. Pleasing smile and lightly incised eyes. 2 1/8" in height and in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1152194 (stock #1772)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,300.00
Iron Age II Fenestrated Pottery Chalice, ca. 8th Century BCE. Time of Omri, father of King Ahab who was husband to Jezebel. Chalice stands on wide elaborate foot with long slender neck. Wide mouth of drinking vessel surrounded by perferated holes, believed to be from a later date. 5 1/2" high and in excellent condition.
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 : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1188853 (stock #1935)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,000.00
Luristan, Iron Age, Bronze Standing Figurine. Anthropomorphic in nature standing erect with incised facial and body features. Ancient Iran, ca. 900 - 800 BCE. 7 1/4" high, In excellent condition. Cf. Sotheby's NY Dec. 17, 1997 lot 194
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1153346 (stock #1807)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Corinthian Pottery Aryballos of a Bearded Winged Sphinx, ca. 6th century BCE. Decorated with mythological creature of bearded winged sphinx and reverse side with Swan motif. Oil flask with conical base. Remarkable remnants of charcoal and brown and cream pigment remain on the vessel. Delicate mouth with stripes and dots on flat neck. Very good condition and very rare type. 4" in height. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD. Old Jaffa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1183474 (stock #1888)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$9,000.00
Magnificent hollow molded Gallo Roman Pottery Head of a Bearded Male. Gallo Roman describes the Romanized culture of Gaul (present day France) under the rule of the Roman Empire. With deeply incised hair and wavy beard composed of separated curls, gentle eyes and broad nose, minor surface wear and on custom black stand. In excellent condition, Circa 2nd Century C.E., 4 7/8" high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1110746 (stock #1729)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,500.00
Splendid Lurisan Bronze of a Saddled Horse, Ancient Iran, ca. 1000 - 800 BCE. Small bulbous eyes, flowing mane and tail and standing on four legs. Beautiful patina from age and intact and on custom stand. 2" high x 3" long. Ex: Mayor Teddy Kollek, First Mayor of Unified Jerusalem. Theodor "Teddy" Kollek was an Israeli 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 : Greek : Pre AD 1000 item #1266200 (stock #3068)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
A Silver Tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, Mint of Amphipolis (modern Amfípolis, northern Greece), 336-323 BCE. Obverse: Head of Alexander The Great as Hercules, or Herakles, wearing a lion skin. Reverse: Zeus enthroned, facing left, holding a scepter in one hand and an eagle in the other. The word AMPHIPOLIS is imprinted behind Zeus. Coin encased in modern 18K Gold and attached to multiple strings of modern seed pearls...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1234001 (stock #3034)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Roman Bronze Balance Scale, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land, beautiful patina due to age and works with precision. Intact and in excellent condition. Scale is 9" high and placed on custom lucite stand. The oldest evidence for the existence of weighing scales dates to c. 2400-1800 B.C.E...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1192200 (stock #1970)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Rare Pottery Seven Pronged Menorah (Temple) Oil Lamp from the Talmudic Period, ca. 300 - 400 CE. Found in the Holy Land & encased in custom olive wood and lucite box. Lamp is 4 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Arieh Klein, Jerusalem. Rabbinic Jewish Period of Talmud Development (70 - 500 CE.) The Talmud (Menahot 28b) states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah therefore has eight main branches, plus the middle ninth lamp set apart as the shamash (servan...
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 : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1182440 (stock #1861)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$8,000.00
This large wheel thrown storage jar from Southwestern Iran, ca. 3rd millennium BCE, has a buff spherical body with a short neck and a wide mouth. The shoulder is decorated with two spread wing eagles facing left and two smaller birds in profile. The remainder of the body is ornamented with wavy lines. This particular eagle design has been found on numerous vessels excavated in Susa and nearby sites between 2400 and 2200 BCE. Some minor chips to ridge and some incrustation; otherwise in wonderful...