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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet of bright blue faience represents the protective deity Pataikos. The god is pictured as a round-bellied, nude dwarf holding a knife in each hand. There are incised hieroglyphs on the back and base and a suspension ring at the back of the neck.


1883: Given to the MFA by William James Paige. (Accession date: October 24, 1883)

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige

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


Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets