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Amulet of Pataikos

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This two-sided amulet of pale green glazed faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is shown as a nude, pot-bellied dwarf with a scarab on his head and a knife in each hand.


1902: Given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren. (Accession date: October 11, 1902)

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Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period–Roman Imperial Period, 1070 B.C.–A.D. 364


Height: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets