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Faience amulet of [Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; green glaze, pierced through head. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-11-269
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    [Street G 7000], debris N of subsidiary pyramid G I-b [chapel]
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.5 cm Width: 1.125 cm Thickness: .9 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 27.1056
  • Period
    Late Period, Dynasty 25 - Dynasty 30
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/08/1924
  • 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.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

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