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Brown and yellow steatite (?) amuletic figure of a baboon; the figure stands on a low base; small ring on the back of the animal for suspension; the back is decorated with incised chevrons; a hole is drilled into the top of the head.
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Height: 1.50 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 discuss contextualised examples from the sanctuary at Kition-Kathari. Forgeau (1986, 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.
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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