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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Pre 1900 item #1369466 (stock #3222)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Signed and Dated, Qing Dynasty Scholar's Ink Stone with motif of Chinese Temple and Landscape, Shanxi Province. Chinese calligraphy translates to "Strength and Self Confidence." Intact and in excellent condition. 10" x 5 1/2" x 3". Ex: Lovell Hall, Portland, Maine. The inkstone is Chinese in origin and is used in calligraphy and painting. Extant inkstones date from early antiquity in China. The device evolved from a rubbing tool used for rubbing dyes dating around 6000 to 7000 years ago. The ear...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1367726 (stock #3217)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
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 : Roman : Glass : Pre AD 1000 item #1225900 (stock #3025)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Roman Glass Bottle with purple patina, ca. 1st Century CE. With ovid body, tall cylindrical neck and flat rim. Nice patina and in very good condition Ex: Gershon Bineth collection, Israel. 3.425" high and in very good condition. 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 Egypt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1388373 (stock #3239)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Iron Age II Israelite Pottery Wine Amphora, ca. 800 BCE. Found in a Hebron Cave. With reddish brown and black pigment. Some repair to mouth with wear due to age and use as seen in images. In good condition. 9" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/2", on custom stand 9 1/2". 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 mostl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Ceramics : Pre AD 1000 item #1130045 (stock #1760)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
Urartian (Uratu, Kingdom of Van, Northern Iran) Gray Pottery Square Sided Bottle Figure riding a Horse, ca 9th - 8th Century BCE. 7 3/4" high. Ex: Bonham's Knightbridge. Slender rectangular bottle with tubular neck and broad rim. Sides and back of bottle with incised circles with central dots. Bottle rests on swayed back of horse. Although the horse appears on Urartian objects, its association with cosmetic containers is not yet understood. Cf: Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1411875 (stock #3342)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Greek, Geometric Bronze Bull, 1st Century BCE. 1 1/2" x 3" x 1". Ex: B. Rhodes collection, FLorida. The roots of Classical Greece lie in the Geometric period of about ca. 900 to 700 B.C., a time of dramatic transformation that led to the establishment of primary Greek institutions. The Greek city-state (polis) was formed, the Greek alphabet was developed, and new opportunities for trade and colonization were realized in cities founded along the coast of Asia Minor, in southern Italy, and in Sici...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Greek : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389436 (stock #3268)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Etruscan Bronze Lion Head Protome, ca. 6th Century BCE. The lion head with open jaw and protruding tongue, curly mane, recessed ears. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2", on custom stand height is 2 1/2". In excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection. The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, south of the Arno river, western Umbria and northern and central Lazio. As distinguished by its unique ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1002488 (stock #1648)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,100.00
Vicus Pottery Bird Stirrup Vessel, Peru, ca. 100 BCE - 200 CE. Curved beak and small round eyes. Rear spout and bridge handle in form of seated bird. Red brown ground with traces of cream. 8 1/4" high. Beak, spout rim and one toe professionally repaired, otherwise intact and in very good condition. The predominant Vicus vessel forms are bottles, including double-chambered whistling bottles. Whistles and whistling bottles were made as early as 1000 BC in Peru, and have continued to be produced th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1183793 (stock #1897)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
SOLD SEPARATELY: Two Roman Bronze Protome, circa 1st - 2nd Century CE. One in the form of a roundel, with frontal facing head of Medusa in relief, intricate facial features and incised wavy hair, 2 1/8", the other styled as the head of a roaring lion with thick mane and open mouth forming a spout, two suspension loops located at the top, 2 3/8", both in excellent condition. Ex: Bonham's London. Protome is an adornment on utensils or works of art in the form of a frontal view of an animal head or...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1152949 (stock #1785)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,200.00
Sumerian (Mesopotamia) Pottery Foundation Cone with Cuneiform Script, ca. 1900 BCE. The foundation cone was the last piece inserted in the building upon its completion. It was dedicated to a high ranking official or to a God, and was to insure good fortune for the edifice and its surroundings. 6" high x 2 1/4" diameter. On custom stand height is 7 1/4". Intact and in excellent condition. Mesopotamia is also called the Fertile Crescent and encompasses the area between and around two important riv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1391587 (stock #3302)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,000.00
From the Age of the Patriarchs. Splendid Middle Bronze Age II, Bronze Figure of a Diety with horns, 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 1/2" x 1" x 1", on stand 4 1/4" high. In excellent condition. For example see Canaanite Gods in Metal: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Syro-Palestinian Figures, by Ora Negbi, Institute of Technogology, Tel Aviv Universi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1389775 (stock #3278)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,500.00
Roman Bronze Recumbent Lion, attachment, ca. 2nd - 3rd Century CE. Found in the Holy Land. In excellent condition, 1" x 2" x 5/8", on custom stand 2 1/2" high. Ex: Archaeological Center, LTD, Jerusalem. Lions have been widely used in sculpture to provide a sense of majesty and awe, especially on public buildings. Lions were bold creatures and many ancient cities would have an abundance of lion sculptures to show strength in numbers as well. This usage dates back to the origin of civilization. Th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : South American : Pre 1700 item #1165805 (stock #1827)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Rare 16th Century Ayacucho Pottery Llama and Twins, Peru South Central Andes, ca. 1570. Twin births are extremely rare in llamas. Anecdotal depiction of parent holding mischievous offspring. Cream floral design over brown background. Rare transitional example of native and early colonial characteristics. 11 1/4" high x 5" wide x 5" deep. Rim is 4" diameter. Repair to rim but otherwise in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Bronze : Pre AD 1000 item #1388952 (stock #3262)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$5,000.00
Rare Miniature Roman Winged Griffin, ca. 1st Century CE. Upper part of a handle. Beautiful casting with black patina. In excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2", on custom stand height is 2 3/4". Ex: Archaeological Center, Jerusalem. The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet.
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 : Greek : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1208510 (stock #2072)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,000.00
Small Apulian Pottery Kantharos, circa 4th Century BCE. Wide mouth and high twin stap handles. Decorated with black bands and four foliate motifs on shoulder. Sits on flared black foot. 4 1/2" high. Professional restoration to rim and handles but in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's South Kensington. Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first settled by Illyric peoples, the best-known of whom were the Messapii. Mycenaean Greeks then colonized the area. In the 8t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1960 item #1335308 (stock #3158)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$35.00
In Need of Repair: A vintage Ronson Varaflame lighter made in Woodbridge, NJ in the 1950s. Chromium plated with deco design on both sides. Ronson has a long and illustrious history of producing high quality cigar and cigarette lighters as well as stylish smoking accessories and Art items for home, office and commercial use. The Company was created by Louis V. Aronson, et al, in 1897 and was incorporated in 1898, in Newark, N.J. Ronson debuted several user-friendly enhancements with the Varaflame...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1126376 (stock #1748)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
SOLD
Magnificent Japanese Carved Ivory Striding Lion on custom Rosewood Base, ca. 1920. 2 1/4" high x 9" long. Fierce expression with bared fangs and protruding tongue. In excellent condition.