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Fragment of faience [amulet] of Ptah-Sokar [in form of dwarf (Pataikos)], (late); blue-green glaze. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Debris E of mastaba G 7845
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.8 cm Width: 3.3 cm Thickness: 2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Date of Register Entry
  • 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 7845

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1