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stela

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    125078

  • Description

    Top of limestone stela, mainly pediment. Below is the apex of a shrine with recessed border with dentil, bead and reel and plain moulding. At its apex are stylised flowers, one above the other. They support a Tanit figure with an upturned crescent (possibly a moon) on her head. She holds cornucopiae from which emerge clusters of dates/grapes on the left, and a pomegranate on the right. On one side of the pediment is a nude Venus holding a round offering (possibly a piece of fruit or apple). Also emerging from the pediment are branches with flowers. Above the crescent is a wreathed sun face with deeply carved multi-petalled rosette on either side. In the field are countersunk circles.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1stC-2ndC
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 84.5 centimetres (including base)
    • Width: 43.5 centimetres (including base)
    • Depth: 23 centimetres (including base)
  • Bibliography

    • Mendelson C 1999 NPu40 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2015 - 2016, Dec - Mar, Seoul Arts Centre, 'Human Image'

  • Condition

    Incomplete; top only.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1859

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    125078

  • Registration number

    1859,0402.47

  • Additional IDs

    • 506 (exhibition number)
    • SOC.89 (Semitic Old Collection registration number)
COMPASS Title: Limestone stela with images of the goddess Tanit

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COMPASS Title: Limestone stela with images of the goddess Tanit

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