- Museum number
Egyptianising terracotta model of a shrine or naiskos contained the statue of a enshrined god, perhaps the Phoenician god Reshef; hollow, mould-made in two pieces; the entablature is rectangular on top bearing a row of uraei and cavetto-shaped below with a winged solar disc; plain door jambs with traces of black and red paint; the figure is freestanding but is attached to a tall pedestal, the man holds his right hand to his chest and his left along his side; he is beardless with black hair, and wears a shenti kilt.
- Production date
- 600BC-500BC (circa)
Height: 17.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Karageorghis 1994 for a full treatment of the model shrine and its parallels. See also: Boardman 1971, 38 and fig. 2; Hermary 1996 for a discussion of other terracottas from the BM excavations at Amathus (shrine model illustrated on pl. IV,1).
Boardman J. 1971, 'ΘΕΙΟΣ ΑΟΙΔΟΣ', RDAC 1971,
Hermary A. 1996, 'Figurines en terre cuite des fouilles anglaises d'Amathonte (1893-1894)', CCEC 26 (1996/2), pl. IV,1.
Karageorghis V 1994, 'Un naïskos égyptisant d'Amathonte', in eds C. Berger et al., Hommages à Jean Leclant. Volume 3. Études isiaques. Bibliothèque d'Étude 106/3 (Paris), 307-313.
- On display (G72/dc4)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number