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Figure of Pataikos

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664–525 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 7/16 x 13/16 x 1 1/16 in. (6.2 x 2 x 2.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small, turquoise blue faience amulet representing an ape with human legs and wings. The ape stands upon a plinth which is straight-edged in the front and rounded in the rear. He wears an "Atef" crown. The upper part of the body is that of an ape; the lower part is human and child-like with chubby legs. The rear of the body is decorated with a lozenge feather pattern which leads into a long bird's tail. Condition: Chips in mane and crown; dark discoloration in hollows.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figure of Pataikos, 664–525 B.C.E. Faience, 2 7/16 x 13/16 x 1 1/16 in. (6.2 x 2 x 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.998E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.998E_threequarter_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE threequarter, 37.998E_threequarter_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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