An extremely rare Phoenician funerary mask, made of thin hammered , high carat gold sheet, fixed onto a roughly woven cloth for strength and depicting a male character with pronounced eyebrows nose and lip and almond shape eyes.
Period: circa 6th-4th century B.C.
Material: Sheet gold
Size: 15,2 x 11,7 cm
Weight: 0,44 gr.
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UK art & antiques trade until 2012. Previously in a private collection in the UK,
originally acquired from "Archaeological Shop", based in the Hilton at Tel Aviv in 1969.
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