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Shrine of Tanit. Symbol of Tanit with caduceus.
5th c BCE Phoenician Phoenician (Punic) Mosaics

PHOENICIAN Anonymous (active c. 1500 BCE - 64 BCE)
PHOENICIAN Anonymous (active c. 1500 BCE - 64 BCE) Primary
c. 499 BCE-400 BCE
5th c BCE
Terracotta; Mortar; Aggregate; Limestone or Marble
Mosaic (opus signinum)
Phoenician (Punic)
Mosaic
Selinunte. Sicily. Italy.
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The mosaic technique used is opus signinum; also known as cocciopesto. Opus signium is characterised by its red color because it is made from crushed terracotta.

Caption: PUNIC | Shrine of Tanit. Symbol of Tanit with caduceus. | c. 499 BCE-400 BCE | Carthaginian | Phoenician

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