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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet represents the protective deity Pataikos in the form of a plump, nude dwarf standing on a pair of crocodiles and strangling snakes. He is flanked by the standing figures of the goddesses Isis and Nephthys. A falcon perches on each shoulder, a scarab clings to his bald head, and a...

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Provenance

From Karnak. 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Findspot

Karnak, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 8.7 cm

Accession Number

04.1808

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets