Amulet of Pataikos

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Tanwetamani
712–653 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W832

Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.771

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of faience with blue glaze. It is a double faced figure; one side has Pataikos, the other side is hawk-headed. Pataikos has a scarab on head and crocodiles under his feet.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 832 [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