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String of seven beads in various materials: two spherical-biconical glass beads (one with blue and white stripes; the other plain, surface broken revealing a red interior); one small glazed composition (faience) bead, probably hand-made and glazed; two faceted biconical sard beads; and a sard wedjat-eye amulet perforated on its long axis (edge broken above the eye).
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Length: 1.20 centimetres (wedjat)
- Curator's comments
- For other examples of wedjat pendants and amulets from Amathus, and a broader discussion of their distribution and significance, see 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
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- Greek and Roman
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