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SKU: MT2206

A large Carthaginian Terracotta Sculpture of the Goddess Tanit, a, ca. 5th century BCE

Sale price5,500 USD

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This rare terracotta figure depicts the goddess Tanith, mother goddess of fertility and the moon. Shown standing on a square plinth, she wears a long transparent sheath dress and robe, one hand down at her side, the other bent up against her chest, her hair curled around her face and falling past her shoulders. Tanit was the patron goddess of Carthage and is related to Ishtar and Astarte. Tanith was also worshipped by the Berber people of North Africa. She was the wife of Baal-Hammon, the fertility god and chief deity of Carthage.

Medium: Terracotta

Dimensions: Height: 16 3/4 inches (42.5 cm)

Condition: Shipwreck condition with remains on marine encrustation, stabilized and rejoined.

Provenance: NYC private collection acquired in Israel in the early 1970s.

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A large Carthaginian Terracotta Sculpture of the Goddess Tanit, a, ca. 5th century BCE
A large Carthaginian Terracotta Sculpture of the Goddess Tanit, a, ca. 5th century BCE Sale price5,500 USD