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Glazed composition (faience) amulet in the form of cat; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze; loop for suspension through the neck; surface worn.
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Height: 1.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of cat pendants - generally a reference to the Egyptian goddess Bastet, but also to Mut - from Amathus and a discussion of their significance, see Clerc 1991, 120-1. 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
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- Greek and Roman
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