Pataikos Amulet



Figure of a protective deity called Pataikos holding knives, standing on two crocodiles and flanked on either side by Isis and Nephthys. Collected by John Mason Cook in 1898. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Heavily chipped, surface loss, surface dirt. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 240428. Purchased at Stevens's Auction Rooms Ltd, London, 21 July 1928, lot 219 "Ptah-Seker-Ausar figure from Illahun, with prayer inscription requesting funerary bandages", with the provenance recorded as "Collection of ancient Egyptian objects collected by Mr Thos. Cook when he accompanied the ex-Kaiser [Kaiser Wiilhelm II] to the Near East".