An Ancient Egyptian Faience Head from a Figure of Pataikos
An Ancient Egyptian Faience Head from a Figure of Pataikos

An Ancient Egyptian Faience Head from a Figure of Pataikos

713 BC to 332 BC Egypt

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An Ancient Egyptian Faience Head from a Figure of Pataikos
Late Period 713 – 332 BC

Size : 2.5 cm high, 3 cm deep – 1 ins high, 1¼ ins deep
Provenance : Ex English Private collection
Associated with Ptah the dwarf, Pataikos was an amuletic household deity portrayed with a bald head. His name comes from the Greek historian Herodotus' description of a Phoenician dwarfish protective image. The finest examples in faience date from the 3rd Intermediate and Late Period.

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