Pataikos was a popular protective deity, amulets of whom were believed to ward off threats to the wearer. He is usually depicted as a nude dwarf with a bald head, often wielding a pair of knives. In this example, made of dark, olive-green glazed faience, the knive are absent.
1912: Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard. (Accession date: July 18, 1912)
Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes