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

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-4-313r
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7652 A, room VIII
  • Material
    Faience
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 29.1426
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/28/1929
  • Remarks
    MFA 29.1409 through MFA 29.1429 form set. 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

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7652

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 2