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String of eight glazed composition (faience) beads and amulets; (a-e) five small spherical beads, probably hand-formed and covered in a blue-green glaze; perforated for suspension; three amulets, open-work in form, mould-made and glazed: (f) one wedjat-eye and (g-h) two others, all perforated for suspension; surfaces worn.
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Length: 0.90 centimetres (wedjat)
- Curator's comments
- Found unregistered in 1969 and assigned to Tomb 125 based on associated information and entries in the original field notebooks. The tomb is not mentioned in Excavations in Cyprus but it does not appear to have been formally allocated to the CM either, and neither institution is mentioned in the corresponding entry in the official copy of Myres' notebook which otherwise provides this information.
For other examples of wedjat pendants and amulets from Amathus, 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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