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Head fragment of small faience amulet of Ptah[-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; soft white paste, light blue glaze, ring at back of head for suspension. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_26-2-35
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Avenue G 4, debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.25+ cm Width: 1.15 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/08/1926
  • Remarks
    This amulet represents Pataikos, a popular protective deity, amulets of whom were believed to ward off threats to the wearer. He is usually depicted as a nude dwarf with a bald head, often wielding a pair of knives.

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