Head of a Phoenician Woman

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 September 2017

This is a head of woman wearing an Egyptian wig. The hole at the top is a hole for suspension. Part of a baked clay votive figure. The Canaanite traditions of terracotta figurine manufacturer were continued by the Phoenicians, both at home and in the colonies. Some might have been made as votive offerings, but many clearly had an ornamental value. Phoenician, 6th century BCE. From Grave 1 at Tharros, Sardinia, modern-day Italy. (The British Museum, London.



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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