Egyptian Pataikos Dwarf God Amulet Aqua Blue Glazed Faience Ex Boningtons UK

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Seller: z_attic (156) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: US, Item: 292696507913 Aqua Glazed Faience Pataikos Amulet 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. Some wear to glaze -- small surface loss bottom right toward the back--see images. Height Just under 1-1/4 in. (30mm). Ex Boningtons, Fine Art & Antiques, UK Auction February 26 2014, Partial lot 107 Hammer price 200 Pounds Sterling ~ the exchange rate at the time was 1.7 dollars per pound sterling, commission 23 percent (20 +3), etc. total cost for the entire lot was over $400. Auction Gallery Boningtons represented pieces as authentic--some of the pieces in the lot appear to be antique "grand tour" pieces to me though--you can be the judge. see link for Boningtons auction listing for this piece (second row second from right): Listing and template services provided by inkFrog Material: Faience

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