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

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-11-48
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7700, E of mastaba G 7750, N end
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.7 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (62.19.10)
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/10/1929
  • Notes
    never accessioned; sold to Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • 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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