Antiquity Ancient Egyptian Pataikos Pendant
Antiquity ancient Egyptian faience Pataikos in 20k gold. Pataikos dates, c. 664 - 30 B.C., 4.01cts diamonds, 4.12cts ruby and 39.80cts black opal.
The name Pataikos refers to a protective god in the form of a dwarf. Representations of Pataikos appear on amulets worn around the neck. The god is usually depicted with a bald head. Sometimes he has a falcon's head. He is often standing on crocodiles and holding other dangerous animals such as snakes in his hands.