Amulets of Pataikos
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 SW, Trench 34 X
Height: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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These two pale green faience amulets represent 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 Egypt, Giza, G 7000 SW, trench 34 X. 1925: 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: January 19, 2005)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition