660 – 330 Bc Ancient Egypt Late Period Faience Amulet Phallic Pataikos 32Mm

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Seller: rarecoincollector (31,532) 100%, Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 302103970884 ANCIENT EGYPT LATE PERIOD (ca. 664-332 BC) FAIENCE NAUKRATIC ITHYPHALLIC FIGURINE AMULET OF THE PROTECTIVE DWARF GOD PATAIKOS THIS 26th to 30th DYNASTY STATUETTE AMULETIC OF THE DWARF GOD PATAIKOS (IDENTIFIED WITH PTAH-SOKAR) IS MADE OF FAIENCE. TURQUOISE IN HUE, IT STILL RETAINS MUCH OF THE SHEEN OF THE GLAZE, WHICH IS MOSTLY INTACT. THE TERRACOTTA INNER CORE CAN BE SEEN AT THE BASE, WHERE THREE SMALL AND NON-DETRACTING CHIPS AT THE BASE AND FEET REVEAL THE CORE MATERIAL. OTHER THAN THAT, THIS AMULET IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH SURPRISING DETAILS, AND AT A NICE 32 MM IN HEIGHT SIZE. THERE IS A HOLE FASHIONED IN BETWEEN THE NECK AND THE PHALLUS WHERE A STRING OR CORD WOULD HAVE BEEN STRUNG TO ALLOW ITS WEAR. THE AMULET ALSO HAS A FLAT BASE WHICH ALLOWS IT TO STAND FREE. THIS ITHYPHALLIC FIGURINE SHOWS A SQUATTING AND PATE SHAVED PATAIKOS (A GREEK NAME FOR THE GOD, COINED BY HERODOTUS TO DESCRIBE THIS EGYPTIAN/PHOENICIAN HYBRID GOD AND SON OF PTAH). AS THE GOD SQUATS, HIS LARGE, EXAGGERATED PHALLUS ISSUES FROM BETWEEN HIS LEGS, AS HE GRASPS IT WITH BOTH ARMS AND HEFTS IT OVER HIS SHOULDER, AND THE ENORMOUS GLANS COMES TO REST ON TOP OF HIS HEAD. THIS 100% GENUINE EXAMPLE TYPE COMES FROM A LARGE AND OLD COLLECTION OF AUTHENTIC ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARTIFACTS. THIS SPECIMEN IS OF A TYPE MADE AT NAUCRATIS, A GREEK COLONY AND TRADING CITY IN THE NILE DELTA, WHICH WAS KNOWN FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF FAIENCE EGYPTIAN RELIGION INSPIRED ITEMS. 32 MM IN HEIGHT (1 1/4") 19.5 MM WIDE AT BASE (9/16") 6.6 GRAMS COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTION You can arrange pickup from our Fort Lauderdale storefront location Our business hours are Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm EST Please ask any questions with concerns before bidding / making a purchase. Florida Sales Tax applicable to invoice totals under $500 of non legal tender USA coins and currency. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING & DELIVERY Import taxes and duties are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. We cannot declare any package as a "gift", ”sample”etc. We now ship solely via USPS Priority Mail International or Fedex International for your additional tracking and security and ensure delivery to customs. Delivery times could get delayed to as much as 4 weeks depending on customs conditions. It is the buyer's responsibility to check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs (if any) will be prior to bidding or buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. They are not additional shipping charges by RareCoinCollector. Condition: PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS AND HISTORY - COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTION, Provenance: COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & ATTRIBUTI, Material: Porcelain, Type: Amulet

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