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String of eleven glazed composition (faience) beads in vairous shapes, an amulet and a fragment of uncertain purpose; mould-made or hand-made and covered in a blue-green glaze; beads: one spherical, one cubical, four discoid (two large, two small), four conical (three with striations), one a flattened ellipse; the amulet (fragmentary) is a monkey or baboon; one handle-like item with a rough surface (possibly broken from a larger item). All perforated for suspension; surfaces very worn or eroded altogether.
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Length: 0.50 - 1.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of monkey or baboon amulets from Amathus, and for a broader discussion of the type, see Clerc 1991, 126-7 and passim (with refs). Clerc et al. 1976 discusses many contextualised examples from the sanctuary at Kition-Kathari. Forgeau (171-6) and Lagarce (in Clerc et al. 1976, 167-74) provide useful overviews 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).
Forgeau A. 1986, 'Scarabées, scaraboïdes et cônes', in R. Laffineur et al., Amathonte III. Testimonia 3 (Paris), 135-176.
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- Greek and Roman
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