Tanit of Carthage


My interpretation of Tanit, goddess of the heavens and fertility in the religion of ancient Carthage. I’ve seen conflicting accounts of her origin when looking her up, with some sources identifying her with an ancient Middle Eastern goddess named Anat and others claiming she was a native African goddess with a name of Berber origin. Of course, I went with the more African interpretation. Tanit’s hairstyle here was inspired by a few Nok sculptures from ancient Nigeria whereas her ultra-dark complexion is modeled after that of the Senegalese model Khoudia Diop.

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