5 December 2012
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE CIPPUS AMULET
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXII, 1070-712 B.C.
Two-toned, with the bandy-legged dwarf god Pataikos depicted nude, adorned with a beaded broad collar, standing atop two facing crocodiles on an integral plinth, his fisted hands at his abdomen, holding plumes, a scarab on his head, a protective winged goddess at the back, wearing a solar disk framed by cow horns, a ribbed suspension loop above
1½ in. (3.9 cm.) high
with Michel Abemayer, New York, mid 1970s.
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Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Art for Collectors, 1976.
For the type see nos. 34b and 35b, p. 38 in Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt.
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