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Faience amulet of Ptah-[Sokar in form of dwarf (Pataikos)]; head missing, [joins 25-1-1122]. Illustration: No


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Street G 7500
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.4 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 25.2130
  • Date of Register Entry
  • 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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