Amulet of Pataikos

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa–Senkamanisken
690–623 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W846

Dimensions

Height: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.749

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of faience with a faded glaze. The amulet represents Pataikos, with a scarab on his head and Cynocephali on shoulders. At the back, winged Sekhemet is placed on two crocodiles.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition