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Amulet of Pataikos

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


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.–364 A.D.


Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets