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Glazed composition (faience) amuletic figure of Thoueris; mould-made and covered in a blue-green glaze; perforated for suspension through the top of the head; figure of a pregnant hippopotamus standing on a low plinth; glaze cracked and worn in places.
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Height: 3.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of Thoueris pendants from Amathus see Clerc 1991, 118-20 and passim. Clerc et al. 1976, 117 and 117-82 passim describes contextualised examples from cultic contexts in Kition. See also Clerc 1991, 51 and Lagarce in Clerc et al. 1976, 167-74 who provide useful overviews of the use and significance of scarabs (along with other Egyptianizing amulets) 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
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- Greek and Roman
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