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Glazed composition (faience) amuletic figure with animal head, possibly Bastet; mould-made and covered with a blue glaze; perforated for suspension through the middle back; standing female (?) figure with what looks like a cat's head; amulet is chipped and glaze is worn.
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Height: 2.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of feline headed goddess (Bastet or Sekhmet) amulets at Amathus, see Clerc 1991, 99-100. 108-13. Clerc et al. 1976, 117 and passim for somewhat similar Sekhmet amulets. 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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