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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 2 3/8 × 1 1/4 × 7/8 in. (6 × 3.1 × 2.3 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Green glazed faience amulet in the form of Ptah Pataikos. The nude god stands wearing a tight cap-like hairdo. He is crowned with an Atef-crown. The crown is decorated, on the sides, with uraei, and in the center with a beetle. On each of the god's shoulders squats a baboon crowned with a crescent and sun-disk. The god holds, to his chest either straps or knives. The god has four wings which spring from his back. A back pillar runs half way up the height of the crown. At the top of the pillar is a ribbed eyelet. Condition: Upper left part of crown, part of left baboon, and entire figure from just above the knees down is not preserved; the glaze has gone white for the most part but there are traces of light green glaze preserved.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Amulet of Pataikos, 664–332 B.C.E. Faience, 2 3/8 × 1 1/4 × 7/8 in. (6 × 3.1 × 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.997E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.997E_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.997E_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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