Amulet of Pataikos
Third Intermediate Period–Roman Imperial Period
1070 B.C.–364 A.D.
Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of blue-green faience represents the protective god Pataikos. The god is pictured as a bald, round-bellied, nude dwarf holding a knife in each hand.
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