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All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1189006 (stock #1937)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
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 : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1392368 (stock #3308)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Assyrian Stone Reclining Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Carved in frontal relief, 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3/4". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. According to ancient legend, 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 be trapped and taken by boat to the king. The ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #996112 (stock #1643)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,800.00
Early - Mid 20th Century Mende / Sierra Leone Sande Society Wooden figure of a Female, Africa. 36" high. Right foot missing and separation of head due to pitch of tree trunk. Stunning conversational piece and in very good condition for age and use. The female association Sande is the counterpart of the male association of the Poro. Sande is directed by experienced older women and divided in subgroups. All Mende women when they reach puberty begin the initiation process into the Sande society. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1223845 (stock #3014)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$650.00
Sassanian Empire, Carnelian Bead Necklace, (224 - 651 CE), length approx. 25". In excellent condition. The Sassanid era, during Late Antiquity, is considered to have been one of Iran's most important and influential historical periods. In many ways the Sassanid period witnessed the highest achievement of ancient Persian civilization, and constituted the last great Iranian empire before the Muslim conquest and the adoption of Islam. Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre 1492 item #1391517 (stock #3295)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,200.00
Near East, Islamic, Stone Foreparts of a Leaping Lion, ca. 1100 - 1200 CE. Pleasing face with protruding tongue. In action as if attacking prey. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", on custom stand 4" high. In excellent condition. Back is lopped, fragment as seen in images. 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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Holy Land : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1304466 (stock #3141)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Chalcolithic Buff Pottery Flange Juglet, ca. 4400 - 3300 BCE. Found in the Holy Land, 4 1/2" x 6" x 4 1/4". Small chips and earthen encrustation, but in very good condition. In ancient Israel, olives, grapes, pistachio nuts and dates were first domesticated in the Chalcolithic period. he discovery of the metal in the Chalcolithic Age resulted in the development of trade between the local or remote civilizations, and they established a well network of trading centers where they had exchanged comm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre AD 1000 item #1239969 (stock #3046)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,750.00
Three Roman Bronze Mythical Griffin Heads mounted on custom stand. Ca. Late 2nd - Early 3rd Century CE. Each with open beak and protruding tongue. Bronze Heads are 1 1/2 high, on stand 6" high. Some restoration, but in excellent condition. Ex: Bonhams Knightbridge, London. In the Iron Age the griffin was again prominent in both Asia and Greece. Greek metalworkers evolved a handsome stylized rendering, the beak open to show a curling tongue and the head provided with horses’ ears and a large kn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1411873 (stock #3341)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,800.00
Luristan Bronze Standard Finial, Master of Animals, custom marble stand, 9th - 7th Century BCE. Bronze is 7" x 2 1/4" x 1/2", on stand 9" high. In excellent condition. Ex: B. Rhodes collection, Florida. BRONZES OF LURISTAN, the accepted term for a distinct body of metalwork produced in the first half of the first millennium B.C. and characterized by a wide range of idiosyncratic forms and a highly stylized conception of human and animal representation. These bronzes are to be distinguished from ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1388497 (stock #3251)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$750.00
Syro-Hittite Pottery Head of a Lion, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Expressive face with curly mane. In excellent condition, 3/4" x 2" x 1 1/2". The states that are called Neo-Hittite or, more recently, Syro-Hittite were Luwian-, Aramaic- and Phoenician-speaking political entities of the Iron Age in northern Syria and southern Anatolia that arose following the collapse of the Hittite Empire in around 1180 BC and lasted until roughly 700 BCE.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1350738 (stock #3175)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,500.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer with four stylized bulls, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. Stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a tall domed chariot. Incised decoration on chariot. 4" x 2 1/2" x 4 1/4". Ex: Archaeological Center Ltd., Jerusalem. Professional repair with some restoration. 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 Oronte...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1199551 (stock #2026)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$6,000.00
Rare South Arabian Bronze Horse Head Protome, circa 2nd Century BCE - 1st Century CE. Engraved mane and inlaid eyes beneath heavy ribbed brows. Braided harness with blinders behind eyes. Two holes for attachment at bas of neck. Missing one ear but otherwise in excellent condition. 4 1/2" high. Ex: Property of Santa Barbara Museum of Art. A breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recogniz...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1207347 (stock #2064)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$950.00
Moche II Jaguar God Stirrup Vessel, Peru circa 100 - 300 CE. In transition from human to jaguar, with bared fangs and stylized hair he stalks prey. Intact and in excellent condition. 7" high. Ex: Jean-Eugene Lions collection, Geneva. The Pre-Columbian culture knew various jaguar gods, in addition to jaguar demi-gods, (ancestral) protectors, and transformers.
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. Ex: Archaeological Center, Old Jarra. SEILENOS (or Silenus) was the old rustic god of the dance of the wine-press, his name being derived from the words seiô, "to move to and fro," and lênos, "the wine-trough." He was also the god of drunkenness who rode in the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : Pre Columbian : Handiwork : Pre 1492 item #1206462 (stock #2059)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$850.00
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. Textiles were woven with the common motifs earlier than they appe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Pre AD 1000 item #1351220 (stock #3189)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
Syro Hittite Terracotta Seated Figure, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. Syrian figure with long cylindrical mouth. A vessel in its hands. 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 2". Professional repair front leg, otherwise in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. “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, ha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Wood : Pre AD 1000 item #1350681 (stock #3172)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$900.00
Egyptian Coptic, Double-Sided Hair Styling Comb, 2nd - 6th Century CE, Wood with Animal motif of lion and horse. 10" x 3 1/2", on custom stand height is 11". Professional repair, vertical, otherwise in excellent condition. According to the History of World Hair Comb Museum, Joann Fletcher, British Egyptologist and specialist in hair analysis, says that in archaeological researches "Hair is invaluable in the study of general day-to-day living conditions, as well as supplying information on diet a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #1001749 (stock #1644)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$600.00
18th Century Russian Brass Crucifix, ca. 1750, time of Catherine the Great. Jesus at center, arms outstretched with sun and moon at fingertips. Bearded father kneeling and two weeping angels at top. Jerusalem scene and grave with skull below. Raised lettering throughout with floral motif etched on reverse. 10 5/8" H x 5 5/8" W 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. Found in the Holy Land. Chalice stands on wide elaborate foot with long slender neck. Wide mouth of drinking vessel surrounded by perforated holes, believed to be from a later date. 5 1/2" high x 4 1/8' diameter and in excellent condition. According to Boston University, Iron II (1000-550) witnessed the rise of the states of Judah and Israel in the tenth-ninth century. Thes...