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Faience amulet of [Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_12-11-68
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], [Senedjemib complex court], upper debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.7 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/30/1912
  • 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.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2382

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Photos 4