Amulet of Pataikos
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
2 3/8 × 1 1/4 × 7/8 in. (6 × 3.1 × 2.3 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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)
overall, 37.997E_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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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.
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