Amulet of Pataikos

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W846

Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.750

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is a faience figure of Pataikos with a faded glaze. He has a complex crown.

Provenance

From Meroe, W846 [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