Amulet of Pataikos

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 42

Dimensions

Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.678

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is of a blue glazed faience standing figure with a knife in each hand and scarab on his head, representing Pataikos. A ram’s head pendant is on the chest. There is a transverse hole at back of head. The amulet is missing below the knees.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku. 51 (tomb of an 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition