Important Phoenician shipwreck figure of Goddess Tanit
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All Items: Antiques:Regional Art:Ancient World:Greek:Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: item # 1160220
Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Aweidah Gallery is pleased to offer this important massive figure of the Phoenician Goddess TA’NIT with her right raised in blessing and her left hand in the Abhay Mudra -- the mudra of 'no fear', used both to signify "I'm a friend" and also to cultivate 'no fear'! dating between 7th – 5th Centuries BC.
Ta'Nit was the Phoenician's name for the Great Goddess, the Feminine aspect of the Divine. Seafarers would carve the symbol of Ta'Nit into the rock in their gratitude for a safe arrival.
The extraordinary importance of the recovery of the Phoenician goddess Tanit is the discovery of Tanits carved in America. She was brought there on ships carrying the maritime goddess, as protectress of ships and those who sailed them.
The Phoenicicans were great mariners and traders, visiting trading cultures throughout the Mediterranean and even in the Americas. They are said to have had a bright and flourishing culture.
Ta'Nit is associated with the Great Goddess by her names Asherah, Nix, Anat, and Elat -- different words representing different cultures and languages. One DIvine Mother, appearing with different names & faces.
Condition: Excellent archaeological condition, not repaired and not restored with lovely patina from the sea.
Measurements: Height: 36 cm – Width: 11 cm - Height on stand: 40 cm
Found in Israel
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