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Glazed composition amuletic figure of Pataikos or Ptah-Sokar-Osiris in the form of a pig; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze; perforated for suspension at the neck; human figure with distended stomach and possible animal-like facial features standing on a low plinth; glaze worn.
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Length: 1.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of Ptah-Pataikos from Amathus and a discussion of their significance, see Clerc 1991, 108-13. Clerc et al. 1976, 117-18 and passim descibes 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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- Greek and Roman
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