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Phoenician art artifacts

Phoenician oil lamp - Phoenician glass head - Phoenician pottery mask - Punic oil lamp - Carthaginian
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Phoenician bronze bowl, 7th century B.C. With central omphalos, decorated on the interior with incised petals radiating from the central boss, two bands of twirls serving as groundline for the outer register showing a frieze of four winged sphinxes walking to the left, with slender feline bodies and female heads, wearing skull-caps over their curly hair, alternating with palmettes, another band of twirls below the rim, 15 cm diameter. Private collection

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Phoenician mask, 6th-3rd century B.C. Phoenician pottery miniature mask of a deity, 7.5 cm high. Private collection

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Phoenician pottery mask, 1st millenium B.C. Punic pottery mask showing head of bearded man, 11.3 cm high. Private collection

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Phoenician glass head pendant, 5th-4th century B.C. Carthaginian glass rod formed of dark blue glass with an opaque white face and nose, with applied transparent amber ringlets of hair along the forehead and longer spiraling curls for the beard, with opaque white blob ears with opaque yellow blob earrings above and below, the open mouth of opaque yellow, with dark blue eyes outlined in opaque white and dark blue, surmounted by a dark blue suspension ring, 3.5 cm high. Private collection

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Eye of Horus bone inlay, Phoenician, 1st millennium B.C. Phoenician bone inlay in the shape of an Egyptian Udjet Eye, 3.5 cm long. Private collection

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Phoenician figurines from the Temple of Obelisks at Byblos, Lebanon, gilded bronze 8th-7th century B.C.

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Punic terracotta incense burner in the form of a female bust with kernophoros, North Africa, 3rd-2nd century B.C. 18 cm high. Private collection

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Phoenician glass pendant of bearded head, 4th-3rd century B.C. The earliest type of head-pendants date to the 6th century B.C. and were produced in Phoenicia, more evolved type was probably made in the latter's main colony Carthage as a great many of these pendants have been found there, 6.3 cm. George Ortiz collection

Phoenician oil lamp with two wick holes, 2nd-1st century B.C. Punic pottery oil lamp with two nozzles, saucer lamp, high flat base, string cut. This kind of lamps was produced after the fall of Carthage in 145 B.C. somewhere in the interior of the country, their form originates from the Eastern saucer lamps and was in use from 7th to 2nd century B.C. These lamps were widely exported to the Mediterranean countries and imitated locally, 8 cm long. Private collection

Phoenician bronze idol, 3rd-2nd millennium B.C. Bronze figure of a man with arms spread and wearing a conical hat, 12.5 cm high. Private collection