Amulet of Pataikos

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa–Senkamanisken
690–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W846

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.751

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of faience with a faded blue glaze. It represents Pataikos, with a bird on his head, Cynocephali on his shoulders, and crocodiles under his feet.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 846 [Excav. date] March, 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