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Faience [amulet] of [Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; dark blue glaze. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: ca 1:1

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_27-4-980
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7400, debris E of mastaba G 7450, W of mastaba G 7530-7540: G 7530
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 29.1645
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/08/1927
  • 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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