Description The dwarf god Pataikos offered protection from evil. He was a manifestation of the creator god Ptah, and became popular beginning in the New Kingdom. The name was introduced by the Greek writer Herodotus. Representations of the god were used as amulets. This was probably made during the 26th Dynasty.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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