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

72.1903

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of dull, greenish-gray faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is pictured as a bald, round-bellied, nude dwarf holding a knife in each hand.

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