Amulet of Pataikos

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


Dimensions

Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.2108

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of dull green faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is pictured as a round-bellied, nude dwarf with a scarab on his head, 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

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)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way