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Crude faience amulet of [Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; green glaze, ring at neck for suspension. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_27-1-63
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7300, debris between mastabas G 7330-7340: G 7330 and G 7430-7440: G 7430
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/20/1927
  • 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.

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