Pazartesi, Temmuz 25, 2011
Egyptian Faience Pataikos Amulet, Late Period,
Egyptian Faience Pataikos Amulet, Late Period, ca. 715-330 BC Green glazed faience representation of the minor Egyptian amuletic deity, pataikos. The Egyptian pataikos, a small human figure with bald human head, standing in a pose similar to the dwarf-god Bes, is identified with 'Ptah the dwarf'. Suspension loop at back of neck. Loss from mid thigh down. Ex Midwest Collection. Purchased from the Nassar Brother's Antiquities in Khan El Khalily, Egypt in March of 1963. H. 2 1/4" (5.7 cm).