Amulet of Pataikos
Third Intermediate Period–Roman Imperial Period
1070 B.C.–A.D. 364
Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of 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 lower part of the figure is missing and the arms are broken off. The top of head is painted black. There are incised hieroglyphics on back.
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)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way