Amulet of Pataikos

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.657

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is of a blue glazed faience standing figure of Pataikos. He has a scarab on his head and serpent held in his lips. It is broken and missing from the waist down. The right ear is also missing.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition