Phoenician Sculpture Of A Scorpion - PF.1074
Origin: Sidon, Lebanon
Circa: 900 BC to 600 BC
Dimensions: 4" (10.2cm) high x 6.25" (15.9cm) wide
Catalogue: V4
Collection: Biblical
Style: Iron Age
Medium: Diorite


Since earliest times, the mysterious, poisonous scorpion has gripped men's imaginations. In Egypt this ancient arachnid was worshipped as a god, and the Greeks placed it among the constellations of the heavens. This powerfully abstract sculpture, perhaps a votive, seems to possess a magic that is older than memory itself. Even in a world where the scorpion is hardly seen, we are attracted by the primal energy of this image. - (PF.1074)



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