Amulet of Pataikos

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Kashta to Taharqa
750–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W493

Dimensions

Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.774

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition