Amulet of Pataikos

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


Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

83.322

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of bright blue faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is pictured as a round-bellied, nude dwarf holding a knife in each hand. There are incised hieroglyphs on the back and base and a suspension ring at the back of the neck.

Provenance

1883: Given to the MFA by William James Paige.

(Accession date: October 24, 1883)

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige