Terracottas of Tanit, in the Ibiza and Formentera Archaology Museum. Ibiza © Ministerio de Cultura
Censer with the image of Tanit, in the Ibiza and Formentera Archaeology Museum. Ibiza © Turespaña
Through the valuable objects in its collection, the museum offers a journey into the history of these two islands, from prehistory through to the Christian re-conquest. It is situated in Dalt Vila, in Eivissa's area of monuments, and occupies several different buildings.
The permanent exhibition displays objects covering more than 3,000 years of history and is divided into six themes: Prehistory, Phoenician Colonisation, Punic Times, High Roman Empire Times, Low Roman Empire Times and Late Antiquity, and Moorish Medieval Times. The museum also has an annex in the necropolis of Puig des Molins, with a display of the funeral rites left on the island by three civilisations: Phoenician, Punic and Roman.
Oil lamp dating from the Almohad period, of exceptional quality and uncommon in Spain.More info
It is decorated with elements associated with resurrection, while the egg is interpreted as the genesis of creation.More info
A scarab (a beetle-shaped charm) imported by Phoenician merchants, probably from Memphis, made between the 7th-6th centuries BC.More info
A unique Punic stele within the Punic-Ebusitan material culture.More info
Large, complete stove, preserved in good condition and with curious decorative elements. No items like this one are preserved.More info
Etruscan cup made of black "bucchero" (a type of clay), which is almost complete.More info
A female statuette with a tympanum (musical instrument), associated with the representation of the goddess Astarte in the Phoenician-Punic iconography.More info
Lead sculpture melted into one piece, roughly made, with archaic features.More info
Terracotta figure, interpreted as a depiction of devotees and not deities.More info
Beautifully-made Greek terracotta figure.More info
The museum's collection is part of the collective catalogue of the Digital Network of Spanish Museum Collections (CERES), conceived as a space for dissemination which enables visitors to browse the various museum collections using the identifying features of each item (author, type of object, iconography, etc.).
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