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Head fragment of faience amulet of Ptah-[Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; [joins 25-2-36]. Illustration: No

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_25-1-1122
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7400, S [of] mastaba G 7410-7420: G 7410
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 1.7 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 25.1928
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/24/1925
  • Remarks
    25-1-1122 (head) = MFA 25.1928 + 25-2-36 (body) = MFA 25.2130. 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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