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

Details

  • ID
    GEM_6277
  • Department
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7600, debris [E of mastaba G 7670]
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    H 3 x 1 x 1.3 cm
  • Credit Line
    Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Journal d'Entree number
    EMC_JE_53856
  • Cairo Special Register number
    EMC_SR_7/3094
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_29-3-26
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM_6277, formerly EMC_JE_53856)
  • Period
    Late Period
  • Date of Register Entry
    03/07/1929
  • 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.

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