20th century artist's rendering of two Cherubs/Sphinxes facing each other as "the Mercy Seat" atop the Ark of the Covenant. They are between the bodies of two larger, colossal-sized Cherubim made to stand guard over the Ark in the Holy of Holies. "The Sea Traders" are the Phoenicians. This book covers Phoenician achievements and contributions.
(p.127. Maitland A. Edey. The Sea Traders. [Emergence of Man Series]. New York. Time-Life Books. 1974)