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Small faience amulet [of Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; blue glaze, double sided, pierced. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1

Details

  • ID
    GEM_6276
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7660 Y
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    3.2 x 1.2 x 1.5 cm; Weight: 4 g
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_53855
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_7/3093
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_29-2-71
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM_6276, formerly EMC_JE_53855)
  • Period
    Late Period
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/17/1929
  • 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 7660

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 5