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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1223692 (stock #3011)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$4,200.00
Impressive Syrian Limestone Altar, ca. 3rd - 2nd Century BCE. Recessed top for placing incense and high relief of flying griffin on front. Tapered body standing on four triangular legs. In excellent condition. 4" x 4" x 4" Ex: Estate of George Halpern, New York, acquired from Charles Ede, Ltd. London, 1972. The first reference to an altar is the one built by Noah after the flood (Gen. 8:20) Abraham is the next builder of altars, the first three related to his circuit of wanderings within Canaan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1199420 (stock #2019)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$7,500.00
Sabaean, South Arabian Alabaster Male Portrait Head with flat, rectangular top and back. Recessed eyes to accept inlays, arching incised brows, long triangular nose and small mouth. Such sculptures are among the most familiar and most highly prized products of the South Arabian fringe, the area which now lies within Yemen. Circa 1st Century C.E. 8" high. Nose repaired but otherwise in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1350594 (stock #3170)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$3,750.00
Sryian Stone Arm from a Throne carved in form of Lion Head, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Stone is 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3 1/2", on custom stand 5" high. In excellent condition. With fanged teeth, upturned nose, and curly mane. For example see Christie's London 12/14/1983 Lot 153. According to Danny Smith of Smithsonian, for the last several years, the eyes of the world have turned to Syria as the escalating civil war drives one of the most serious refugee crises in recent history...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1223845 (stock #3014)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$1,250.00
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...