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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. It represents Ptah, surmounted by a scarab. Ptah is the ancient creator god of Memphis, patron of craftsmen. He is often depicted wearing a skull-cap and straight beard.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

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

Dimensions

Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.576

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets