Amulet of Pataikos

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


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.184

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This schematically carved amulet of dark blue stone represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is shown as a nude, bald, pot-bellied dwarf. There ia a hole at the back of the neck for suspension.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription