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Glazed composition (faience) amuletic figure of Shu; mould-made and covered in a blue-green glaze; figure standing on a low base, holding a solar disc above his head; surface worn.
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Height: 2.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of Shu pendants from Amathus, see Clerc 1991, 114 and passim. 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)
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- Greek and Roman
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