An Egyptian faience amulet of Pataikos, Late Period, c. 664 - 332 BC, the bandy-legged dwarf standing on integral base, nude except for a wesekh, or broad collar, and with both hands on his belly, suspension loop at back of head. The glaze now a purplish brown, likely from a fire in the tomb it was originally deposited. L: 32 mm. 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. Ex Atlanta private collection.
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