Amulet of Pataikos

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

Height x length: 7.1 x 3.8 cm (2 13/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24.676

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue glazed faience. Standing figure with knife in each hand and scarab on head. Disc crowned cynocephalus on each shoulder, dog (?) beside each foot. Reverse incised figure of Shu. (Card)

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (unidentified queen of Piankhy). 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