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String of thirteen glazed composition amulets; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze, much worn on several of the examples.
Five wedjat eyes (a-e), three covered with a white claze or else having lost their surfaces and two smaller examples covered in a blue-green glaze; Bes head with feathers (f); enthroned Isis nursing Horus (g); a heart or Hes-vase (?) (h); two Patoikos spacer-beads (1-j) and a third standing grotesque figure (k); a smaller Bes head (l); a sow (m).
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- A total of 16 faience amulets is listed in Myres' excavation notebook, including a papyrus-shaped amulet which does not appear to have been kept or registered with this tomb number (though it was sketched) .
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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