A charming Egyptian green faience amulet of Pataikos, Late Period, c. 664 - 30 BC, a classic example, the bandy-legged dwarf depicted nude standing on a pair of crocodiles atop a square integral base, wearing a headdress consisting of double Atef crowns and clutching a serpent in each hand. At the back in relief is a depiction of the goddess Isis, wearing plumes and cow's horns, her arms out from her sides with wings descending beneath. H: 2 1/8 in (5.4 cm). Well-preserved green glazed, repaired at midsection. Ex Dutch private collection. Pataikos was a phylactic (protective) deity and is often shown stepping on crocodiles or holding serpents in his role as subjugator of violent natural forces.
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