Amulet of Pataikos
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa–Senkamanisken
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W846
Height: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition