Amulet of Pataikos(?)

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp
332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Dimensions

Height x width: 2.4 x 0.9 cm (15/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1337

Medium or Technique

Basalt?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of greenish-gray stone, possibly basalt with slight glaze, of standing male figure, likely intended to represent Pataikos (the deity Ptah as a dwarf). Fragment missing from side.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way