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Amulet of Pataikos

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This schematically carved amulet of dark blue stone represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is shown as a nude, bald, pot-bellied dwarf. There ia a hole at the back of the neck for suspension.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.184

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets