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String of nineteen beads in various materials and four glazed composition (faience) amulets: one sard (spherical-biconical); twelve carnelian (eight conical or biconical, four lentoid or elongated), one gold (spherical-biconcial, hammered from sheet metal); one glass double eye bead, rod-formed with trailed details, three faience (one biconical, two spherical), one silver (roughly heart-shape, twisted into shape from a strip of corrugated metal); amulets in the form of two wedjat eyes (one larger than the other) and two animal-headed figures (a baboon and Thoueris (?)).
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Length: 0.30 - 1.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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).
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- Greek and Roman
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