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Title

Reconsidering a Phoenician inscribed amulet from the vicinity of Tyre

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Department/School

History and Philosophy

Abstract

A small bronze amulet from the vicinity of Tyre published by H. Sader in 1990 is inscribed on the verso with two partly legible lines of Phoenician text. Consideration of the iconography of the recto shows it to be an Egyptianizing Phoenician work with close parallels to ivory carvings of the “Phoenician” school. The Phoenician inscription can be partly completed and interpreted by comparison with a Phoenician-inscribed Egyptian offering table and Punic inscriptions on Egyptianizing objects from the Mediterranean. The inscribed amulet further witnesses the intimate assimilation of Egyptian magic into Phoenician religious and cultural practice. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

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doi:10.2307/3217621