Amulet of Pataikos
Late Period–Roman Imperial Period
760 B.C.–A.D. 364
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A, Room VIII
Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This blue glazed faience amulet represents Pataikos, a popular protective deity, amulets of whom were believed to ward off threats to the wearer. He is usually depicted as a nude dwarf with a bald head, often wielding a pair of knives.
From Giza, G 7652 A, room 8. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: April 28, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition