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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE PATAIKOS

AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FAIENCE PATAIKOS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Faience: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1256841
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Depicted standing on an integral base, with a dwarf-like body and stout bandy legs, his fists clenched on either side of his rounded belly. Late-Ptolemaic Period, 600-30 B.C. 1 5/8 inches high. Intact with intact suspension loop. Ex. French collection. The Egyptian Pataikos is a special manifestation of the creator god Ptah and the dwarf-like appearance symbolizes his magical power.