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        Syrian Art Collection

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        Syrian Woman sometimes identified as Cleopatra, first century BCE

        Greek sculpture of a Syrian Woman sometimes identified as Cleopatra, carved in stone, first century BCE. Private collection.

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        Syrian Woman sometimes identified as Cleopatra, first century BCE (profile)

        Greek sculpture of a Syrian Woman sometimes identified as Cleopatra, carved in stone, cirst Century BCE. Private collection.

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        Head of a Syrian god, from Jabbil, Northern Syria, 17th century BCE

        Head of a Syrian god, from Jabbil, Northern Syria, carved in basalt, 17th century BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of a male figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a male figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of Jarhai, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE

        Marble funerary relief of a man identified as Jarhai from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of mother and child, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a mother and child from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of mother and child, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a mother and child, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief with a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE

        Stone funerary relief with a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of a couple, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a man and woman, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of a couple, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a man and woman, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of Athenourou, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a man identified as Athenourou, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of Zabdale, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a man identified as Zabdale, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary relief of a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE

        Stone funerary relief of a female figure, from Palmyra, Syria, second century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Idol of the god Baal, from Ugarit, Syria, c. 1350 BCE

        Phoencian bronze statue of Baal, god of the mountain, storm, and rain, from Ugarit, Syria, c. 1350 BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        King Sulumeli hunting lions, from Malatya, Turkey, c.11th-9th century BCE

        Stone bas-relief of King Sulumeli hunting lions, from Malatya, Turkey, c.11th-9th century BCE.

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        The Sphinx, from Carchemish, Turkey, 11th-9th century BCE

        Stone bas-relief of the Sphinx, from Carchemish, Turkey, 11th-9th century BCE. Collection of the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.

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        Pectoral ornament decorated with a falcon, from the tomb of King Ip Abi Shemu at Byblos, 18th century BCE

        Phoenician gold pectoral ornament with ends in the form of a falcon's head and decorated with a falcon bearing two palm trees, from the tomb of King Ip Abi Shemu at Byblos, 18th century BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Guard holding a lion cub before the king

        Syrian ivory bas-relief of a guard holding a lion cub before the king. Collection of the National Museum, Damascus, Syria.

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        Funerary mask, from Ras-Shamra, Syria

        Gold funerary mask from Ras Shamra, Syria. Collection of the National Museum, Damascus, Syria.

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        Detail of the "Ship Sarcophagus", from Sidon, Lebanon, second century CE

        Detail of a Phoenician stone sarcophagus known as the "Ship Sarcophagus" or the "Sidon Sarcophagus", from Sidon, Lebanon, second century CE. Collection of the Musee National, Beirut, Lebanon.

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        Relief depicting Aphlad, god of the village of Anath on the Euphrates, from Dura Europos, Syria

        Stone relief depicting Aphlad, god of the village of Anath on the Euphrates, from Dura Europos, Syria. Collection of the National Museum, Damascus, Syria.

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        Votive stele, possibly depicting the goddess Tanit

        Phoenician votive stele, carved in limestone, possibly depicting the goddess Tanit. Tanit was a goddess of fertility and of the heavens, including the stars and the moon, and the chief deity of Carthage. Collection of the Musee National du Bardo, Le Bardo, Tunisia.

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        Statuette of a Phoenician goddess, from the Phoenician coast, 7th century BCE

        Bronze and silver statuette of a Phoenician goddess, from the Phoenician coast, 7th century BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris. The Phoenician coast extended along the Mediterranean from what is now modern Syria, through Lebanon, and into northern Israel.

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        Plaque depicting a winged goddess, possibly Ishtar, standing on two ibexes, from Ras Shamra, Syria, third millenium BCE

        Phoenician terracotta plaque depicting a winged goddess, possibly Ishtar, standing on two ibexes, from Ras Shamra, Syria, third millenium BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Dish with a hunting scene, from Ras Shamra, Syria, c.1250-1150 BCE

        Phoenician gold dish depicting a man hunting with a bow from a two-wheeled chariot, c. 1250 -1150 BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Relief depicting a woman at a window, from Arslan Tash, Syria, c. 650 BCE

        Phoenician ivory relief depicting a woman at a window, from Arslan Tash, Syria, c. 650 BCE. Collection of the National Museum, Aleppo, Syria.

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        Stela of Si'gabbor, priest of the moon god, with an Aramaic inscription, from Neriab, near Aleppo, c. 650 BCE

        Stone funeral stela of Si'gabbor, priest of the moon god, from Neriab, near Aleppo, Syria, c. 650 BCE. The stela is inscribed in Aramaic. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Relief depicting two griffins, from Arslan Tash, Syria, c. 650 BCE

        Phoenician ivory relief depicting two griffins, from Arslan Tash, Syria, c. 650 BCE.

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        Funerary relief of Marcus Aristides, Syria, third century CE

        Chalk funerary relief of a man identified as Marcus Ioulious Maximos Aristeides, Syria, third century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Scene of a sacrifice by Conon and his family, from the Temple of Bel, Dura Europos, Syria, c. 250 BCE

        Wall painting depicting a scene of sacrifice by a man identified as Conon and his family, from the Temple of Bel, Dura Europos, Syria, c. 250 BCE. Collection of the National Museum, Damascus, Syria.

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        Relief depicting Princess Zenobia, third century CE

        Stone relief, in the Syrian style, depicting Princess Zenobia, third century CE. Collection of the National Museum, Damascus, Syria.

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        Tetradrachma of Zenobia, third century CE

        Tetradrachma coin, in the Syrian style, picturing Zenobia, third century CE. The coin is made of billon, a metal alloy.

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        Rohnsches' Glass, scent bottle in the form of a head, second - third century CE

        'Rohnsches' Glass, scent bottle in the form of a head, Syrian, second - third century CE.

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        Funerary relief of Ummayat wife of Yarhai lady from Amith, second century CE

        Limestone funerary relief of a woman identified as "Ummayat wife of Yarhai lady from Amith", Syrian, second century CE.

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        Head of a lady from Palmyra, mid-second century CE

        Chalk head of a lady from Palmyra, Syria, mid-second century CE.

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        Triad of Palmyrene Gods, from Palmyra Region, c.150 CE

        Limestone relief depicting three Palmyrene Gods, from the Palmyra Region, Syria, c.150 CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Funerary stela of a man, discovered in Palmyra, first century CE

        Limestone stela of a man, identified as 'Alas Halisu son of Taimba', discovered in Palmyra, Syria, first century CE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        The Temple of Bel, Palmyra, 32 CE

        The Temple of Bel (Baal), Palmyra, Syria, first century CE. Temple is set on an artificial mound; Bel was originally a Babylonian God; cella in centre was the original place of worship.

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        Phoenician Divinity, 19th-18th century BCE

        Gold and silver statue of a Phoenician divinity, 19th-18th century BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Filigree belt and tray with cups, 19th century BCE

        Silver filigree belt and tray with cups, Syrian, 19th century BCE. Tray length: 49.5cm. Collection of the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

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        View of the city of Damascus, 17th century

        17th century view of the city of Damascus, in the Syrian style. Collection of the Popular Traditions Museum, Damascus, Syria.

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        Pendant depicting Astarte, goddess of fertility, 14th century BCE

        Phoenician gold pendant from Ras Shamra depicting Astarte, goddess of fertility, c.1350 BCE. Collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

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        Mosque lamp with enamelled decoration inscribed and dedicated to Beybars II, 14th century

        Glass mosque lamp, in the Syrian style, with enameled decoration inscribed and dedicated to Beybars II, 14th century. Collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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        Manuscript copy of a poem by Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Malik ibn Quzman, 13th century

        13th century manuscript of a poem by Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Malik ibn Quzman (1078-1160) in the Syrian style, ink on paper. Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Malik ibn Quzman (1078-1160), a Hispano-Arabic poet and writer, was one of the most important Cordoban poets of al Andalus.

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