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Faience [amulet] of [Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; light tan paste, faded blue (?) glaze; face broken off and missing. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: ca 1:1

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_27-4-922
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7300, debris E of mastaba G 7350, W of mastaba G 7450
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.6 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 27.1915
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/06/1927
  • 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.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

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