Amulet of Pataikos

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


Dimensions

Height: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1917

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of dark blue-green faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is pictured as a round-bellied, nude dwarf holding a knife in each hand. The amulet has a loop at the back of the neck for suspension.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way