Amulet of Pataikos

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


Dimensions

Height: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.559

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This two-sided amulet of pale green glazed faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is shown as a nude, pot-bellied dwarf with a scarab on his head and a knife in each hand.

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