Amulet

Nubian
Napatan Period
743–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 779

Dimensions

3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-495

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of Pataikos with scarab on head, glazed steatite, inscription on bottom of base: ANKH between two urari.

Provenance

From Beg. West 779,1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition