Amulet of Pataikos
Third Intermediate Period–Roman Imperial Period
1070 B.C.–A.D. 364
Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
1883: Given to the MFA by William James Paige.
(Accession date: October 24, 1883)
Gift of James William Paige