Egyptian Faience Pataikos Amulet

Egyptian Faience Pataikos Amulet

An ancient Egyptian abstract blue faience amulet of the bandy-legged dwarf god Patiakos, a scarab on top of his head, with a loop at the back for suspension.

Late Period.
Ca. 700 - 30 BC.
Height: 12.3 cm.

Pataikos or Ptah the dwarf, was generally depicted as a broad-headed, bandy legged, youthful, sometimes janiform, dwarf. He was the protector of children.

cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 39.

Formerly in a Canadian private collection.

Inv#: 6699


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