Faience amulet of Ptah-Sokar [in form of dwarf (Pataikos)].
Illustration scale: 1:1
Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
Rock-cut tomb G 7816, debris
Width: 7.5 mm
Length: 17 mm
Thickness: 5 mm
Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
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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.