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Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion
Near East : Islamic Pre 1800: item #1392429
3313


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
tel 561-994-0811



$350 

Islamic Bronze Furniture Attachment, Forepart of a Lion, 18th Century. Intact and in excellent condition. 2" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2". Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a large part in the decorative arts and mythologies of many cultures and Islam is no exception.

Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Buckle, Body of a Lion,
Near East : Islamic Pre AD 1000: item #1392427
3312


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$900 

Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Buckle, Body of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. In excellent condition. 1 1/8" x 2" x 1/*', on custom stand 2 3/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks. The Seljuk Empire controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to western Anatolia and the Levant, and from Central Asia to the Persian Gulf.

Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Head of a Lion
Near East : Islamic Pre 1492: item #1392426
3311


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1,500 

Near Eastern Islamic Seljuk Bronze Head of a Lion, Central Asia Minor, ca. 1200 - 1300 CE. Large hollow eyes, pricked ears, long whiskers. In excellent condition. 1 7/8" x 1" x 1 1/4", on custom stand 3 1/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The Seljuk Empire or Great Seljuq Empire was a medieval Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim empire, originating from the Qiniq branch of Oghuz Turks. The Seljuk Empire controlled a vast area stretching from the Hindu Kush to western Anatolia and the Levant,... Click for details

Islamic Stone Body of a Lion
Near East : Islamic Pre 1492: item #1392417
3310


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Islamic Stone Body of a Lion, ca. 12th - 13th Century, 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3", on custom stand 3 1/2" high. Loss to legs and tail as seen in images. Pleasing, intricately carved face with whiskers. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a... Click for details

Islamic Bronze Head of a Lion
Near East : Islamic Pre 1492: item #1392414
3309


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1,200 

Islamic Bronze Head of a Lion, ca. 12th - 13th Century, 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 3/4", on custom stand 3 3/4" high. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. Throughout the centuries, the lion has generally been acknowledged as a symbol of power in numerous cultures. It exercises magic and talismanic functions as a sign of the zodiac. The lion as the king of the beasts has long fascinated and challenged man. It plays a large part in the decorative arts and mythologies of many cultures and Islam is no... Click for details

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

Persian Stone Head of a Lion
Near East : Persian Pre AD 1000: item #1392359
3307


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$1,500 

Persian Stone Head of a Lion, ca. 5th Century BCE, 2" x 2" x 3 1/4", on custom stand 4 1/2" Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. The first dynasty of the Persian Empire was created by Achaemenids, established by Cyrus the Great in 550 BC with the conquest of Median, Lydian and Babylonian empires. It covered much of the Ancient world when it was conquered by Alexander the Great. Persepolis is the most famous historical site related to Persian Empire in the... Click for details

Complete & Rare Parthian/Near Eastern Bronze Leaping Lion Handle
Near East : Parthian Pre AD 1000: item #1392094
1392094


Apolonia Ancient Art
303-321-7351 gallery



$2,675.00 

This lively piece is a Parthian/Near Eastern bronze leaping lion handle, and dates circa 150 B.C.-225 A.D. This piece is approximately 3.8 inches long, by 3.8 inches high, as seen on it's custom display stand. This piece is also complete, with no repair and/or restoration, and was cast as one solid piece. The lively lion seen here has his head turned to the right, and appears to look back at the individual who can easily hold this piece firmly with one hand. The lion is also seen with his... Click for details

Iranian Bronze Figure with Horns
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1391584
3301


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$2,500 

Iron Age II splendid Iranian Bronze Figure with horns, 8th Century 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 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1", on stand 5" high. In excellent condition. IRON AGE. In Iran the term Iron Age is employed to identify a cultural change that occurred centuries earlier than the time accorded its use elsewhere in the Near East, and not to acknowledge the introduction of a... Click for details

North Syrian Terracotta Lion Bowl, Libation
Near East : Assyrian Pre AD 1000: item #1391577
3300


Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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$7,000 

North Syrian Terracotta Lion Bowl, for Libation, 9th - 8th Century BCE. 2 1/4" x 3" x 8 1/4", on custom lucite stand 4 7/8" high. Intact and in excellent condition. Ex: Christie's New York. Hand-modelled hollow figure of reclining lion. Button eyes, incised mane and nose. Front paws and chin resting on rim or bowl. Opening below mouth with two pierced suspension holes between body and forelegs. From the 10th century BCE the Neo-Assyrian Empire (935-605 BCE) arose, and Syria was ruled by Assyria... Click for details

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