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Faience amulet of [Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; light green glaze, bored through back of neck. Illustration: Yes

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-12-209
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7210-7220: G 7220
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.35 cm Width: 1.05 cm Thickness: .85 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 24.2750
  • Period
    Late Period
  • Date of Register Entry
    12/10/1924
  • 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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