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Glazed composition (faience) amulet in form of couchant lion; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze; figure lies on a low base, its front quarters stretching forward; suspension-loop on its back.
- Production date
Length: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of Egyptianizing lion pendants from Amathus, see Clerc 1991, 124 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)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Other BM number: 1894,1101.698 (Registered twice in 1894 according to note in register for 1894,1101.698.)