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Faience amulet [of Ptah-Sokar (Pataikos)], (late); dark green glaze, suspension hole. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_31-1-337
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7832 Z, debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1 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 (62.19.14)
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/24/1931
  • 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.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7832

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Photos 3