Amulet of Pataikos

Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, debris of room IV


Overall: 5.3 x 2.7 x 1.8 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Fine hard faience

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



One large scale amulet of the dwarf god Pataikos standing on a small square base, very well made but with the head missing. There is a broken loop at the back of the neck for suspension. It is of green glaze.


From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of Room IV. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition