Egyptian Faience Pataikos Amulet

 

Egyptian Faience Pataikos Amulet

A large ancient Egyptian green faience amulet of Pataikos standing on two crocodiles, holding snakes in his hands. On the back a winged goddess wearing a solar disc, and on the sides stand the goddesses Isis and Nephtys.

Late Period, ca. 700 - 30 BC.
Height: 2 3/8 in. (6.1 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. 38.

Formerly in the J. C. collection, New York, 1970s.

Inv#: 7845

$7,500

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