Description: A good-sized turquoise blue faience amulet of Ptaichos, shown as a naked pot-bellied bandy-legged dwarf. The amulet has a loop at the back of the neck for suspension. Broken below the knees and the base lost, a shallow chip to the back of the head, a small chip on the upper lip and on the lower part of the belly and some patchy surface wear, but a well-modelled figure.
Size: 40 mm/1.6 ins. high
Date: Late Period, c. 730-332 B.C.
Provenance: From the estate of a deceased Essex collector.