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Blue glazed composition (faience) amuletic figure of Shu; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze; kneeling figure on a low base, hands on each side of his head supported a sun disc; perforated for suspension through the pillar at the back of the figure.
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Height: 3 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).
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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