Amulet of Pataikos

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.684

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 a scarab on his head, representing Pataikos. There is a transverse hole at the back of the head. It is broken and mended, and missing below the knees.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 52 (tomb of Queen Nefrukekashta). 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