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Pataikos amulet
Ptolemaic Period 332 BCE-30 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
8.3 × 3.5 × 2.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D129-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Accessioned, 1982
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A small, well cut figure of the god Pataikos, standing naked on a small, square plinth. He has a large head with a sturdy body, and is portrayed in the guise of a dwarf. The top part of the head (brow up) and the back are unglazed and there are traces of black paint around the tops of the ears. He wears a scarab on the top of his head and carries something in his mouth, possibly a serpent. The eyes are deeply incised.