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Amulet of Pataikos

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This amulet represents the protective deity Pataikos in the form of a plump, nude dwarf holding a pair of knives and wearing a scarab on his head. The lower legs and feet are missing.


1912: gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard. (Accession date: July 18, 1912)

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Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21 to Greco-R, Roman Imperial, 1070 B.C.–A.D. 364


Height x width: 6.9 x 3.6 cm (2 11/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets