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Amulet of Pataikos

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 15/16 × 7/8 × 11/16 in. (5 × 2.3 × 1.8 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blue-green glazed faience figure of Pataikos. The nude dwarf-shaped god stands upon an oblong plinth with his hands at his hips. He wears a cap-like hairdo surmounted by a beetle. There is an eyelet loop decorated with five ribs on the rear of the large head. Condition: Neck, hollows, and left rear part of body have turned brown.
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