Ancient Egyptian glazed faience standing figure of the dwarf god Ptah-Pataikos.
His hands rest on his protruding stomach and each grasps a knife. He is nude except for a necklace and a fitted headdress, topped with a scarab beetle holding a sun disc between its front legs.
There is a large suspension loop attached to the back of his neck, adorned with vertical striations.
Horizontally incised lines on either side of the mouth, likely indicating snakes.
Very nicely rendered facial features.
Overall faded blue-green glazed surface.
Missing lower legs and scattered surface imperfections.
Time period: Late period, ca. 664-332 B.C.
Dimensions: 5,8 cm high
Provenance: purchased at a US auctionhouse.
Ex. Bonhams, London, 7/6/2017, sale 24098, lot # 78, ex. private Swiss collection. Ex. Christies, 4/24/1978, lot # 346
See picture from the auction catalogue.
A Certificate of Authenticity from the auctionhouse is included.
For a similar Ptah-Pataikos example see website Johns Hopkins Archaeological museum in Baltimore
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- Égypte ancienne
- Amulette Ptah Pataikos (ex Christie's)
- Siècle/ Période
- Late period, ca. 664-332 B.C.