Amulet of Pataikos

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Scarab Factory

Dimensions

Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.798

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of speckled, light gray faience, unglazed. Standing figure of Pataikos (the god Ptah as dwarf), shown characteristically naked. Suspension loop fashioned at back. Lower legs broken off and missing.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Scarab Factory. 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 August 1886.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription