Statuette of Pataikos
The god, whose name is the Greek version of the Egyptian name of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, is shown in this dark-green, glazed steatite amulet in the usual form of a naked, bow-legged dwarf, his arms held out from the sides but flexed at the elbows to allow the clenched fists to touch his hips, thumbs held to the front. Even on this small scale, the carving of the features, arms and body is finely detailed. The feet are missing and the right ear is broken. There is a striated and perforated suspension lug at the nape of the neck.
Formerly in the MacGregor Collection.
Purchased by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury from K. J. Hewett in 1951.
Donated to the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia in 1973 as part of the original gift.
Not on display
Title/Description: Statuette of Pataikos
Born: 0650 BC
Object Type: Figure
Measurements: h. 51 x w. 27 x d. 20 mm
Accession Number: 324
Historic Period: Late Period (c. 650 BC), 7th century BC
Production Place: Africa, Egypt
Credit Line: Donated by Robert and Lisa Sainsbury, 1973