Amulet of Pataikos
Napatan Period, reign of Kashta to Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W493
Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. It represents Pataikos, with a scrab on head, Cynocephali on his shoulders, crocodiles under his feet and a winged hawk-headed figure at the back. This piece has been broken and mended and glaze chipped. It is a large and heavy representation of Pataikos.
From Meroe: W 493 [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