Amulet of Pataikos
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 to Greco-R
Roman Imperial, 1070 B.C.–A.D. 364
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This 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. Almost all of the glaze is now gone.
Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt. 1962: Accepted by the MFA; 1969: Arrived at the MFA.
Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt