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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_31-1-487
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7842, debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.7 cm Length: 3.8 cm Thickness: 1.1 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 (62.19.9)
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/30/1931
  • 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 7842

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 3