PATAIKOS Blue Glazed Faience Amulet Ancient Egyptian Ex Devries Collection 500BC

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller zeus_gallery (3,796) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 383467865007 Right Click picture and select "View/Open image..." to enlarge image size. Ancient Egyptian Blue Glazed Faience Pataikos Amulet A N C I E N T E G Y P T Late Dynastic Period Ca. 663-332 BC. Blue Glazed Faience Pataikos Cippus Amulet We are pleased to offer this fine quality Pataikos amulet with a distinguished provenance. Nicely detailed fine faience cippus form amulet of the dwarf god standing with clenched hands held to his sides; Horus-falcon on each shoulder, bandy legs; Cippus form or Magical stela/plaque. Pierced at top through side for suspension. Unusual Type! The Pataikos cippus amulet, like the closely related examples featuring Horus-the-Child, was designed to give magical protection against noxious creatures, such as crocodiles and serpents. For a complete discussion of the type see pp. 38-39 in C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Intact--no repairs. Height 19mm (3/4in.). mounted height 1-1/8in. (easily removable from base--adhered with museum wax). Pataikos, the Greek translation of Ptah-Sokar, was considered a manifestation of Ptah, the creator god. In his depiction as a naked dwarf, he was used as a protective amulet. In ancient Egypt, dwarfs were a part of both religious and court life, sometimes achieving relatively high status. ~ ~ ~ Ex Dr. Carl Devries Collection ~ ~ ~ Dr. Devries (1921-2010) attended Wheaton College in Illinois, earning his B.A. in 1942, M.A. in 1944 and B.D. in 1947. He served as an instructor in Biblical archaeology at Wheaton from 1945 until 1952, before leaving to pursue his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Chicago, which he attained in 1960. As a member of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Devries excavated in Egypt from the early 1950s until his retirement from the university in 1975, and was part of the Nubian Expedition from 1963 to 1964. He served as a substitute pastor in the Chicago area following his retirement from archaeology. Devries acquired the bulk of his collection during the period he was employed in Egypt, and the vast majority of his pieces were purchased from Sayed Molattam, a noted antiquities dealer based in Luxor, where Devrie’s work with the Oriental Institute was based. GUARANTEED TO BE AUTHENTIC. OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. If any item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Comes complete with our Gallery Certificate of Authenticity. All images and description © Copyright 2017 ZEUS GALLERY eBay ID zeusgallery. Material: Faience, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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