Amulet of Pataikos

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period–Roman Imperial Period
1070 B.C.–A.D. 364


Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.565

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of pale green glazed faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is shown as a nude, pot-bellied dwarf with a knife in each hand. The legs and feet are missing.

Provenance

1902: Given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.

(Accession date: October 11, 1902)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren