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Amulet of Pataikos

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This is an amulet of Pataikos. He has a scarab on his head and is protected by the wings of a goddess. It is made of bright blue glazed faience and is finely detailed. Pataikos was a popular protective deity, amulets of whom were believed to ward off threats to the wearer. He is usually...

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From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J2. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 4 x 1.8 x 1.4 cm (1 9/16 x 11/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets