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String of six glazed composition (faience) amulets in various forms; mould-made and covered with a blue-green glaze: two animal-headed figures (a, b), probably deities; one papyrus sceptre (c); one bunch of grapes (d) and a similarly-shaped object of indeterminate form (e); one wedjat-eye (f); all perforated at the top for suspension, except the wedjat which is strung through the long axis.
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Length: 1.30 - 2.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Assigned to Tomb 182 in 1969 based on information on associated objects (see Bailey's entry in the register for this year). However, this tomb group was not allocated to the Museum, though the faience amulets described in the notebooks for this tomb match some of the types registered here.
See Clerc 1991, 50-143 for a survey of Egyptianising amulets from more recent excavations at Amathus and a discussion of the iconographic types. Also Karageorghis et al. 1976, 117-164 for similar items from Kition.
Clerc G. 1991, 'Aegyptiaca', in eds. V. Karageorghis et al., La nécropole d'Amathonte. Tombes 110-385. V (Nicosia), 1-159.
Karageorghis V. et al. 1976, Fouilles de Kition II. Objets égyptiens et égyptisants (Nicosia).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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