Amulet of Pataikos

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka or Taharqa
698–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.754

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This faience figure of Pataikos has a faded glaze. He has a scarab on head, hawks on his shoulders and crocodiles under his feet. Winged Sekhmet is at the back, and there is an incised eye on the base.

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), 605. 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