Authentic ancient Egyptian faience amulet of Pataikos or Patek with the loop at the back for suspension. The dwarf god was an incarnation of Ptah-Seker. Pataikos was very popular from the New Kingdom onward, providing protection from creatures, such as snakes and crocodiles. 26th-30th. Dynasty 664-332 B.C.
MEASUREMENTS: Height 3.4 cm (1 3/8 in).
CONDITION: in original condition showing its age. No repairs or restorations.
REFERENCES: "Amulets of Ancient Egypt" by Carol Andrews
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