Amulet of dwarf god accompanied by Isis, Nephthys, and Nefertum
- Historical period(s)
- Third Intermediate Period, ca. 1075-656 BCE
- Faience (glazed composition)
- H x W x D: 4.4 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (1 3/4 x 7/8 x 5/8 in)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- This amulet is in the form of the naked dwarf god Pataikos, who protected humans from dangerous creatures. He was often depicted holding a knife in each hand and standing on crocodiles; on top of his head is a scarab beetle, a popular symbol of rebirth. The dwarf god was often shown with other protective deities, represented (as in this example) in profile on the sides and back of the amulet: the goddess Isis; her sister and helper, Nephthys; and the lotus god, Nefertum.
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1908 
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Cairo, in 1908 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1728, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Former owner
- Ali Arabi (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Egypt, Isis, Nefertum, Nephthys, protection, Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1075 - 656 BCE)
- Collection(s) Area
- Ancient Egyptian Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum