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Assyrian Stone Reclining Lion
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1392368
3308


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1,200 

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... Click for details

Syro-Hittite Black Steatite Figure of Twin Lions, Column Base
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1390172
3279


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$6,500 

Syro-Hittite Black Steatite Figure of Twin Lions, column base, (1180 - 700 BCE) Intact and in excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Collection number on bottom. Authentic example of Tell Tayinat Twin Lions discovered in 1930. According to The History Blog, β€œThe presence of lions, or sphinxes and colossal statues astride the Master and Animals motif in the citadel gateways of the Neo-Hittite royal cities of Iron Age Syro-Anatolia continued a Bronze... Click for details

Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze Lion
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1389727
3276


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$7,500 

Assyrian, or Urartian, Bronze figure of a recumbent Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. With gaping jaw and bulging eyes, the mane a mass of wavy hair on the sides, incised rows on the top, his tail curving on to his flank, a tapering pin, square in section, protruding from the back suggesting the figure served as a support. In excellent condition 1 1/4" x 1 7/8" x 1/4", on custom stand 2" high. Ex: Christie's New York. Assyria was a major Semitic-speaking Mesopotamian kingdom and empire of the... Click for details

Sasanian Silver Figure of a Lion
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1389453
3273


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1.750 

Sasanian Silver Figure of a Lion, ca. 6th - 7th Century CE. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/4". Finely incised with expressive face and curly mane. Tail curves over back. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Sasanian Empire was the last kingdom of the Persian Empire before the rise of Islam, and was named after the House of Sasan; it ruled from 224 to 651 CE. The Sasanian Empire succeeded the Parthian Empire and was recognised as one of the leading world powers alongside... Click for details

Assyrian Stone Crouching Lion
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1388828
3253


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$9,000 

Assyrian Stone Crouching Figure of a Lion, ca. 8th - 7th Century BCE. Finely carved with ears flat and showing fangs. Loss of front feet, but otherwise in excellent condition. 1 1/2" x 3" x 3/4". Ex: Christie's NY. It seems that 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... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1350803
3179


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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1250.00 

Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5 1/2" x 5" x 6". Incised decoration on chariot. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. 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 Orontes River, just upstream of Lake Homs near the modern Syrian-Lebanese border. The battle is generally dated to 1274 BC in the... Click for details

Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1350725
3174


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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1500.00 

Syro Hittite Terracotta Chariot and Charioteer, ca 2nd - 1st Millennium BCE. 5" x 6" x 5". Stylized figure with disc shaped eyes standing within a tall domed chariot. Incised decoration on chariot. Ex: Archaeological Center, Ltd. Jerusalem. Professional repair and 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 Orontes River, just upstream of Lake... Click for details









 










 










 


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