Amulet of Pataikos

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


Dimensions

Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.576

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

1902: Given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.

(Accession date: October 11, 1902)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren