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Faience [amulet of Ptah-Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)] (cf. 24-12-209); light green glaze; legs broken off near feet. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_24-12-210
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    G 7110-7120: pit G 7120 B
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.425 cm Width: 1.3 cm Thickness: 1 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 24.2751
  • 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

Tombs and Monuments 1

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Simpson, William Kelly. The Mastabas of Kawab, Khafkhufu I and II. Giza Mastabas 3. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1978. p. 6.

Photos 2