Amulet of Pataikos
Third Intermediate Period–Roman Imperial Period
Roman Imperial, 1070 B.C.–A.D. 364
Findspot: Egypt, Karnak
Height: 8.7 cm
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
From Karnak. 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.
Emily Esther Sears Fund