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


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7600, E of mastaba G 7650
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Cairo Temporary Register number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Object Ownership Information
    In collection of Egyptian Museum, Cairo, EMC_TR_5.4.30.1
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    One of 11 amulets registered as EMC_TR_5.4.30.1.
  • 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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