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Glazed composition (faience) amulet in the form of a wedjat-eye; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze; perforated for suspension through the long axis: traces of silver wire in the hole, probably the original mount.
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Length: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The tomb number given in the register is probably an error as nothing of this description is recorded in Myres' notebook for Tomb 212 whose contents are Hell. or Roman in date. The tomb list for 211 however mentions a 'large Egyptian eye; silver wire through it' which is very possibly the present item. On this account, Laffineur in his survey did not associate the present item with the wedjat eye in Tomb 211 (1986, no. 351).
For other examples of wedjat pendants and amulets from Amathus, Clerc 1991, 133-9. Also, Clerc et al. 1976, 118-19 for examples from the sanctuary at Kition-Kathari. Lagarce (in Clerc et al. 1976, 167-74) provides a useful overview of the use and significance of Egyptianizing amulets and scarabs on Cyprus which often differ from those found in Egyptian contexts.
Clerc G. 1991, 'Aegyptiaca', in eds V. Karageorghis et al., La nécrople d'Amathonte Tombes 110-385. V (Nicosia), 1-50.
Clerc G. et al. 1976, Fouilles de Kition. II. Objets égyptiens et égyptisants (Nicosia).
- On display (G72/dc9)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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