Amulet of Pataikos
Third Intermediate Period–Roman Imperial Period
1070 B.C.–364 A.D.
Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. It represents Ptah, surmounted by a scarab. Ptah is the ancient creator god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen. He is often depicted wearing a skull-cap and straight beard.
1902: Given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.
(Accession date: October 11, 1902)
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren