ASOR Punic Project/James Whitred

Beads and amulets discovered in a fourth-century B.C. burial urn. Near the top center of the photo is a small gold pendant in the form of the symbol of Tanit. Immediately to the right of the pendant is a bead of Baltic amber, roughly tubular in shape. Just below and to the left of the gold pendant is an oval seal depicting the goddess Ma’at, probably a local imitation of an Egyptian scarab. To the left of the seal is a faience Egyptian amulet of a dwarf that some scholars identify as a god named Ptah-Sokar. Above and to the left of the dwarf amulet is a rectangular clay pendant. Four large clay disk beads border the collection on the left and bottom right. At the top of the photo, directly above the seal is a small dark silver bead. The other six round beads are made of glass. The largest object, top right, is a faience Egyptian amulet in the form of a hawk with a ram’s head.