- Museum number
Glazed composition (faience) wedjat-eye amulet; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze, with black detail for the eye; surface is very worn.
- Production date
Length: 4.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The object is not perforated. If intended to be suspended, the object must have instead been bound in a now perished material.
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).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016, 17 Jun – 25 Sep, Oriental Museum, Durham University, 'Daily Life in Ancient Lebanon'
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number