- Museum number
Three glazed composition (faience) wedjat-eye amulets; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze, the eye-ball rendered in black; perforated along the long axis for suspension. Nos. 70 and 71 are very schematic; 72 is more detailed with incised lines around the eye and the edges of the amulet; glaze worn on all three examples.
- Production date
Length: 1.20 - 1.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of wedjat pendants 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).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number