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(1 Bid, Reserve not met)   |   Current bid: £1,000
EGYPTIAN JANIFORM PATAIKOS AND RA-HORAKHTY FAIENCE AMULET
LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
2 1/2 in. (13.4 grams, 60.5 mm).

Modelled in the round, Pataikos depicted nude with his arms resting on his rounded belly, large genitals and a suspension loop on his head; the nude Ra-Horakhty depicted falcon-headed, wearing a sun disc and a tripartite wig, his hand resting on his waist; each standing on stylised crocodiles(?) on a rounded base.

PROVENANCE:
Ex AH collection, London, UK, 1980s.

Accompanied by a previous catalogue information slip.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Daressy, G., Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire N° 38001-39384 Statues de divinités, Cairo, 1906, pl. XLII (inv. no. 38818) for similar janiform Pataikos and Ra-Horakhty amulet.

FOOTNOTES:
Pataikos amulets were used for protection against negative forces and dangerous animals such as snakes, crocodiles, and scorpions. These amulets also symbolised rejuvenation and were often embellished with solar imagery, as seen in this example which features the sun disc headgear and Ra-Horakhty.

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