Amulet of Pataikos

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


Findspot: Egypt, Karnak

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm

Accession Number

04.1808

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet represents the protective deity Pataikos in the form of a plump, nude dwarf standing on a pair of crocodiles and strangling snakes. He is flanked by the standing figures of the goddesses Isis and Nephthys. A falcon perches on each shoulder, a scarab clings to his bald head, and a winged goddess spreads out her wings behind him.

Provenance

From Karnak. 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund