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Glazed composition (faience) amulet in form of papyrus sceptre; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze; suspension loop at top; surface worn.
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Height: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of papyrus sceptre pendants from Amathus, see Clerc 1991, 132 and passim. Two are also known from the sanctuary at Kition-Kathari (Clerc 1976, 118-19). 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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